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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami Beach
(4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation is a non-profit organization that brings together community supporters, individuals, organizations and businesses to advocate and support the preservation of art, antiquities, architecture and this historic site.
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  • The monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux was built in Spain in the period 1133-1144 Gg. For many years, 700 in the monastery of Cistercians monks lived until the 1830 's, as a result of the Spanish civil war, the monastery was not razvorovan and turned into a warehouse. In 1925 year American media magnate William Hearst buys the building and decides to carry it in the United States. The monastery was demolished, the stones are packed in boxes, and 11000 wooden crates were shipped to New York. Only through 26 years of two entrepreneur from Florida acquired the unique goods and decided to collect monastery in suburb of Miami. 19 months and $1.5 million needed to put "the biggest puzzle in history." Today this church and a popular spot for photo shoots.
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  • I have lived in Florida most of life and love to weekend travel to anywhere in Florida. I had won tickets to the Ancient Spanish Monastery on BiddingForGood. The moment you park, you realize that grea...  more »
  • This is a beautiful monastery of 1200 AD that was "imported" from Spain, stone by stone, and reassembled in a large garden from which you don't see the surrounding buildings. There is the Cloister and...  more »
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  • Incredible place to take family pictures or have a wedding 😊 Very rich in history and character 👍
  • Very impressive! $10 general admission or $5 if you have a student ID. This is the oldest structure you can see in the United States. Which, for me having not been out of the US much, made this a very cool experience. Once you know the story of how this monastery got her, you will appreciate it's construction that much more. It is also still used for worship, so you may actually get the chance to see locals practicing their faith. Which made the experience even better to me.
  • Beautiful place to visit in Miami, it's so quiet, it has nice landscape to take many awesome photos!!!!
  • This is a must see place in Miami. An old monastery brought over from Europe and reassembled here. They also hold messes. It's a very tranquility place. You can see some people doing yoga in the gardens. Make sure you explore the big tree at the right side of the property and follow the little path to a stone maze on the ground.
  • This building is unbelievable, Magic... Every stone have a story to tell, the art, the age and the amazing architecture of this creation... If you appreciate the Art, you can't miss visit this place