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Bethesda by the Sea

141 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480-6135
+1 561-655-4554
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Pretty Spanish Gothic church and gardens

We stopped here on our way to Miami. We had to park on the street. The church began as a little... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Marlton, New Jersey
via mobile
A Beautiful Church

This is a very serene,beautiful church. It wasn't crowed when I went there and I felt l was in an... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
New York City, New York
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141 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480-6135
+1 561-655-4554
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Miami. We had to park on the street. The church began as a little red schoolhouse in 1889. The inside is pretty but not remarkable. However the thing that makes church stand out are the beautiful gardens in...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a very serene,beautiful church. It wasn't crowed when I went there and I felt l was in an amazingly peaceful and calm space. It's a perfect place for some contemplative time.

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just happened to see the magnificent architecture from the road, and quickly realized I had to explore this church. Camera in hand, I parked my vehicle and my mom stayed by the car. I could not find welcoming parking for visitors, and I was afraid...More

Thank LeenaFleur
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited on Saturday and heard the organist practice. A beautiful church filled with beauty any sweet music

Thank Hstine2001
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Beautiful ornate church. Lovely organ music. Minister was engaging. Gardens are very enjoyable to tour - lovely venue for pictures.

Thank wp2015
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Beautiful church and the gardens are peaceful and well appointed. Definitely worth a visit. Giant goldfish are fun to see.

Thank LindieNYC
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you are european its very new and nothing special but for Florida residents its an extremely old part of their history. The congregation must be one of the richest in the world and the upkeep reflects that. look out for all the vultures on...More

Thank barcaranger
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have attended 3 services here, a Sunday service, a memorial and a wedding. Each was beautiful in their own way. The church itself is gorgeous inside and out, the congregation is a nice mix and the music is wonderful. Church hall also inviting.

Thank Sunnymira1
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Compared to the old churches we have visited in Europe, Bethesda is not remarkable. However, it is the most "European" church in Florida. The stain glass windows are beautiful. The pipe organ is large and I wish I could hear it being played. If you...More

Thank Mike7980
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is beautiful Episcopal Church by the Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach, Florida. Built in 1925, it's history goes back to 1889. It is the oldest house of worship in Palm Beach. The church consists of the main building in gothic revival style surrounding...More

Thank Sharon C
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19 January 2017|
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Response from Roger2205 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is from the north side entrance.
sharon k
17 February 2015|
Response from Lothar H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know exactly but going on their web site you should be able to obtain all services information. I took the liberty to finding services for Ash Wednesday as follows: Ash Wednesday † 18 February 2015 6:00 p.m. Holy... More