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The Ancient Spanish Monastery

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Address: 16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
Phone Number: 305-945-1461
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this...

Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.

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beautiful story, beautiful place

having been to Segovia, the story here intrigued me. pleasantly surprised. senior discount, over 62 is $5, others $10. nice pleasant setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Larryo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

having been to Segovia, the story here intrigued me. pleasantly surprised. senior discount, over 62 is $5, others $10. nice pleasant setting.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there not knowing quite what to expect. Found a delightful small Spanish Monastery. There were quite a few artifacts to look at and be enjoyed as well as a small gift shop. A garden with blooming flowers leads to another building on the grounds that houses a small chapel which is lovely. There is a fee to enter.... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It is a small monastery, actually not even the whole one, but a partial reconstruction, it has nice gardens, but if you try to take pictures you simply cannot. You will have to pay 200USD unless you use your cellphone.... I think that is simply excessive. There have been some artists who have used the monastery to record some videos.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I found out about the monastery on a "hidden gems" list and enjoyed a quick visit on a Saturday morning. The monastery was beautiful and the gardens splendid. There is a small museum in the gift shop. It's a great place to go and take some photos and stroll around the gardens. Be sure to call before going, as the... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great wedding experience. The wedding ceremony in a 12th century chapel. The dinner was great. All around a great experience.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

As a caterer, I had the pleasure of catering our daughter's wedding there and it was magical! That was a while ago, but when I went back there again, I remembered those feelings. The ambiance there made me feel like I was in Robin Hood territory. I expected a knight in shining Armour to show up. the cobblestone is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I am amazed by the place but what will it cost to get an italian translator to review your guide? It is poorly written and make me so sad to read this guide

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Tried to do something cultural before my flight out of Miami. Drove all the way over to the Spanish Monastery and it was closed on a Friday afternoon. Sign said come back Sunday. Sadly will not be back to Miami soon.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Old monastery surrounding by a beautiful garden. The bricks of the 12 century monastery were brought from Europe, each one with a number and reconstructed in North miami Beach.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I nice and quiet place to go for a walk and learn some of the history that happen and how this Monastery was built.

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