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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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Interesting Bit of Early American History in the Heart of Miami

This location is easy to get to, right off West Dixie Highway. There is ample parking, most of it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
So glad we stumbled onto this!

This was one of those "bring your spouse along" business trips. After a great Sunday lunch... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
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Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“from spain” (8 reviews)
“old world” (4 reviews)
“hidden gem” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
+1 305-945-1461
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 8 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 12 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
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This grand ole place started in 1133 ad , back in Spain , in 1925 W.R. Hearst purchased it and dismantled it in mark boxes and brought to USA .... I won't explain the whole story but it was re- assembled in 1952 in USA...More

2  Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to pop in to see this little treasure on our way out of South Beach - so pleased we did - fabulous little flight of fancy from William Hearst's day that has been lovingly restored and found a home in Miami! The buildings are...More

1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 28 January 2017

St Bernard de Clairvaux was built in 1800's by Spanish as a Monastery. It was disassembled in Spain, transported to North Miami by ships and reassembled. Today its a church, They have beautiful gardens, a rich old world decor. They sponsor many events and parties....More

1  Thank 387indy
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful little church,Well kept garden. Perfect wedding venue with a touch of history. Offers services in multiple languages.

Thank sabine s
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It was built in Spain and taken down stone by stone and reassembled here. Without that backdrop, the monastery would not be all that special. It is nice for an hour-long visit.

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A beautiful old monastery., in the middle of a street you don't expect. Lovely gardens. A nice half day excursion. When you are finished wth the hustle and bustle head to this venue. Great little area with a good iItalian grocery store near by.

Thank GoOutInstead
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Bobbi B
24 March 2017|
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Response from MarPelletier | Reviewed this property |
Yup 5$ confirmed
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No fee.
Emma L
14 May 2015|
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