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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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Peace & Quiet

Each time I go, I feel at peace. It is very quiet and is the perfect place for meditation. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arima, Trinidad
Great experience

Choir concert was excellent. I will not attempt to walk up that hill but the view was great. Good... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time I go, I feel at peace. It is very quiet and is the perfect place for meditation. You can get religious items and have them blessed. Some people bring their vehicles. There are sandwiches and other things to eat and drink. The view...More

Thank GastonEPhillips
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Choir concert was excellent. I will not attempt to walk up that hill but the view was great. Good music.,

Thank 214any
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

worshipped at 515am mass awesome experience. fantastic view of the mountains and the central plains. Pax guest house is near by and tea is great but reservations are required.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Beautiful peaceful retreat, high up on the hill, a great place to commune with nature. There used to be a trail, but not sure hikers are allowed anymore. The church is a historic gem, and the view is wonderful at all times. If you go...More

Thank trinihd
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

The view is breathtaking and the entire site offers a lovely historic experience. Though it is primarily an RC church, all are welcomed and can enjoy the mountain breeze and panoramic views on offer.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I went here with a friend of mine who wanted to reflect on life and I took the trip as well because I love to take photos. The environment just puts you in a peaceful place and allows you to think and have positive energy...More

Thank Jusdalep
Reviewed April 4, 2017

WOW!!!!! Trinidad truly is a beautiful country. Five minute drive away from the GATE office in Trinidad we climbed the hill by car going to St. Benedict Monastery. The view is breath taking. Calm and serenity is everywhere. People sat inside and out just relaxing,...More

Thank Meldrews1
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

The Church is such a peaceful place to be if you are in trinidad you must visit it ,the view is amazing beautiful, you can buy candles from gift shop have a quiet moment praying even sit on the benches looking over the balcony at...More

Thank Ale A
Reviewed February 26, 2017

good view of the country, monastry itself not hugely impressive. but if you lucky you can watch a car being blessed

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Is very welcoming and offers a spiritual peace. And from there you can see the whole city. Offer religious in católica

Thank Claudia M. D
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March 2, 2017|
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Response from casey7125 | Reviewed this property |
not that I have heard of you can certainly go as a group or by taxi
June 11, 2016|
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Response from catavn | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get there by public transport. you travel to ST augustine at the bottom of St John Rd and ther you get the mini van that will take you to the monastery for a minimal fee.