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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a...

This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.

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Pax Guest House

We stayed one night at the Pax Guest House on the monastery grounds but did not visit the rest of the grounds. The staff was most courteous and attentive. When we arrived, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Laura B
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one night at the Pax Guest House on the monastery grounds but did not visit the rest of the grounds. The staff was most courteous and attentive. When we arrived, we were given a glass of apple juice, then shown around. We enjoyed the birds at the feeders and the night birds in the surrounding forest. A traditional... More 

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So calm and beautiful place to go when I need some peace of mind, and spend time with the family, beautiful and exquisite scenery rested on the mountain

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Dallas, Texas
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338 reviews
128 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is the reason to make the trip up the mountain. The church itself is not spectacular to see, unless you are meeting with a monk or priest to be blessed. The chapel is very simple and not ornate in anyway. Although a very peaceful spot I believe there are other things to spend your time seeing on the... More 

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Thank fizzy8521
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The trip to the Monestary was very beautiful, and the view from the top was spectacular. We toured the church and the grounds and the statutes and nativity scene inside the church were beautiful. It was very peaceful. The small kiosk sells yogurt that's made at the Monestary - very tasty!

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Beautiful location, although getting there is somewhat challenging with the narrow roads and heavy traffic. Once above the hurly-burly, the calm of "The Mount" descends. Views of the plains of Trinidad, with glimpses of both east and west coastlines are breathtaking. Participating in Mass is a calming, uplifting experience. And tea at the guesthouse is charming, enhanced by the humming... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Mount St Benedict is a historical site of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located in the beautiful hilly mountainside of the town of St. Augustine. It's beautiful architecture can be seen for miles From central and eastern parts of Trinidad. This monastery was the prime training ground for Roman Catholic Priests in the West Indies and other regions. Although it... More 

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Caroni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A stress relieving atmosphere and panoramic view. The gateways to relaxation and spiritual connection.

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wonderful spiritual place for Christians who want the get blessings. Also a really great view. The mountain is really high and you get a nice view of pot of spain and some other towns. It is advised to go with a experienced driver for the road leading to the Monastery has really sharp bends.

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I went with my family for a Sunday drive and this was one of the places we stopped off at. We arrived around 3:45pm and it was very busy at this time. Lots of people traffic and car traffic. Be aware that their shop closes at 4pm. We had very little time to browse and shop. The view is beautiful... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The hike from the monastery up is great - just make sure you take enough water and sunscreen as it tends to get very hot at the top. Follow the steep orange trail and when it comes to a fork take the right path which has a pleasant inclination to go back to the monastery.

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