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The Ancient Spanish Monastery

16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
+1 305-945-1461
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Trip back in time

I more or less "crashed" the place and toured for free because a commercial film was shooting and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael L
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Excellent place to spend a day... peaceful and Serene and very historic. Spend a day there with... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Marcia O
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Palm Coast
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Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“north miami” (13 reviews)
“from spain” (8 reviews)
“old world” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
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+1 305-945-1461
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Reviewed yesterday

I more or less "crashed" the place and toured for free because a commercial film was shooting and the gates were wide open. No one stopped me as I wandered freely through this charming spot transporting me back to 12th century Spain. The cloister is...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to spend a day... peaceful and Serene and very historic. Spend a day there with your family.. great gift shop.

Thank Marcia O
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful courtyard that makes for a great backdrop for elegant pictures. The location is good for a 30-45 min time-out where it feels like you're not in Florida anymore (a welcomed feeling, especially for locals). It's pretty much a hidden little treasure and a historical...More

Thank J.Adele G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

They have specials posted on the board 1/2 happy hour and list of food and drinks twice I went and they attempt to charge full price for everything that when you bring it to their attention to fix it they still try to leave something...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The Spanish Monastery is actually part of a medieval monastery that was completed in the year 1141AD in Sacramenia,Spain not far from Segovia. It was originally purchased by the famous newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and disassembled,crated and shipped to the U.S.A. to eventually become...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I suggest you call and check hours of admission - we thought we had read it opens at 10:30 a.m but paper on door indicated 11:00-4:00 (which may be summer hours). Free and mostly shady parking. Such an amazing story of how this was saved...More

1  Thank LbkFla
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This location is easy to get to, right off West Dixie Highway. There is ample parking, most of it nicely shaded. Entry is $10, and everything is self-guided. There is a small display of historical artifacts in the visitor center. There is also a modest...More

Thank rugby007
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was one of those "bring your spouse along" business trips. After a great Sunday lunch following church, we were looking for something to do that wouldn't require the whole day. After a brief search on the Trip Advisor app, we recognized that this was...More

3  Thank Frugal-in-Frisco
Reviewed 1 May 2017

When you first walk in, it was a bit underwhelming but, as I walked through, I really enjoyed this museum. The history in the actual museum is amazing, then you walk into the grounds and WOW - its absolutely gorgeous. The church itself holds so...More

2  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the architecture and grounds Lit candles and was amazed by the beauty of this little gem a hidden treasure for sure!!

1  Thank Laura L
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Bobbi B
23 March 2017|
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Response from MarPelletier | Reviewed this property |
Yup 5$ confirmed
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11 April 2016|
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Response from Bunmaster2014 | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
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Emma L
13 May 2015|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
They have 5 different areas for weddings. The basic prices are listed on their website. Tripadvisor won't let me post the link but if you go to their website and click on Weddings you can get price ranges. You can call... More
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