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Bethesda by the Sea

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Address: 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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I have driven by it over the years but decided to get out and walk around; Never knew there was so much more to just viewing this beautiful church; there is a gift shop; there is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven by it over the years but decided to get out and walk around; Never knew there was so much more to just viewing this beautiful church; there is a gift shop; there is so much more don't want to give it all away but just beautiful!!

Thank kingslane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to attend. A must at Christmas time either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Gives you a feeling like you are in England.

Thank Roger2205
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent organ and excellent organist make it worth a visit. There is a beautiful garden in the rear of the church with a water feature and lovely selection of plants.

Thank lhq
Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

By the sea, by the sea, this beautiful church shall be. I can't get that song out of my head when I think of this church. It truly is a magnificent church, though a bit dark inside. Definitely should be on one's list, if architecture or places of worship are an interest. Has a long line of history, and is... More 

1 Thank tymetraveler222
Clarkesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

For those with appreciation for fine architecture and history. Beautiful stained glass and magnificent pipe organ. Great space!

Thank Cerchier
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Bethesda by the Sea is stunning!! I highly recommend taking an hour or so to walk the grounds and the church. This is activity doesn't cost and is open to the public!

3 Thank akm4380
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This wonderful historic Catholic Church has been a central destination for visitors to Palm Beach for decades and venue for the famous including John Kennedy. Gothic style architecture beautifully designed with gargoyles, stunning stained glass, and art work with tranquil gardens, ponds, carp and majestic views. Don't miss this landmark. Enjoy.

2 Thank Don L
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This church is very special. Their outdoor Coy pond and garden is open to anyone who wants to come in. It is usually very private. Everywhere you look is aesthetically calming and beautiful. The church itself is lovely. There is a very special feeling when you walk onto then property. My young boys really Enjoyed visiting

2 Thank rachael1107
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I would welcome any one traveling to the area or a local wanting to find a faithful church home. Beautiful garden grounds to walk around, and coy pond for small children to engage and watch. Small boutique book store is on the property as well. Down the road heading south, Bethesda also has its own tre-chic "Church Mouse" thrift store,... More 

Thank whimsypalmbeach
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Bethesda is a magnificent structure, going very far back in time. You can see it by the architecture, and the old spanish designs in the building. The imagery is stunning, and will take your breath the first time you see the inside of the church. Stained glass is intricate, and no two panes are the same. Tapestries hang from the... More 

1 Thank Mark P

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