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Bethesda by the Sea

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Address: 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: +1 561-655-4554

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By the sea, this...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 14 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Spanish Gothic church was modeled after the Cathedral at Leon in Spain. Three magnificent stained glass windows over the high altar, the Te Deum windows, were made in England. Bible stories are illustrated in the stained glass throughout the sanctuary. 32 museum quality paintings are in the church’s collection. “The Adoration of the Magi,” a glorious, colorful depiction of... More 

1 Thank Dave T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Incredible stained glass windows. Nice garden and coy pond. I don't know if it is a destination in itself but worth a stop by if you are in the area.

Thank Jennifer D
Somers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Even if you have seen multiple cathedrals, add this perfectly situated and designed Episcopal sanctuary and grounds to your list. A very special place.

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