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Beautiful grounds, lovely buildings, nice gift shop

We had talked about touring the monastery for years, but we were always either coming from Tucson... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Anne T
Surprise, Arizona
Adventure in a different way

It was the novelty and curiosity that took me to St. Anthony's on a hot summer day in Arizona. It... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We had talked about touring the monastery for years, but we were always either coming from Tucson or going there, and didn't bother to take the time. So finally we set aside a day to just go to the monastery. First, it is out in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

It was the novelty and curiosity that took me to St. Anthony's on a hot summer day in Arizona. It is a Monastery in the desert, and a fully functional retreat location. I traveled alone and was met by courteous and devout men (and a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place. Gift shop has many items including candles, jewelry and nuts. Tour is fascinating to see the hand carved wood and offerings. Women wear a hat and long sleeves when you go.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank aatonw
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I was told about this place but I was not told how amazing it is. I'm sure you can discover something new each time you visit. They have amazing architecture & beautiful touches of gold accents! The grounds and gardens are well taking care of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

You can take self guided tour or have a your guide. The architecture and construction of different chapels is amazing. A definite must when in Florence area. Must adhere to their dress code so check website.

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank tsh2014
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The first stop you make is the "gate house". You must be appropriately attired to enter the grounds. If you are not, there are some spare articles of clothing you may borrow from the gift shop. I brought my 85 year old Mother to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Ginger521
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

So beautiful a tranquil and inspirational place to walk through. You will be amazed at the flora and the beautiful architecture , chapels of the Eastern Orthodox faith. 250 million orthodox in the world and the beauty of the original church is present. Gift shop....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We did a day trip to this monastery, not entirely sure what to expect. This is a reverent place to come for meditation, and thoughtful respect. The art and architecture transports you to destinations you would never expect to see in the heart of Arizona....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Little_Bold_Lady
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was our destination for the day. Upon entry we knew were in for a treat. This place is amazing, considering it was nothing in 1995 when 6 monks arrived to build this. Every church, chapel, fountain, walkway, etc., is unique. One can enter all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bob A
Reviewed 27 February 2018

It's like an oasis in the desert. I'm anxious to learn more about the monastery and its history. They supply the clothing required for their dress code. It is a self-guided tour so it is nice to take your time and enjoy the beautiful buildings...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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16 August 2018|
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Not affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. This is a Greek Orthodox campus