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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami Beach

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 150+ 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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  • A friendly docent told us about the history of the structure when it was in Europe and how it got the U.S. Originally intended to be reassembled in California the story of how it ended up in Florida i...  read more »
  • A place to admire the architecture of the 12TH century in Miami, at least one piece. The history of the cloisters we visited and its 11 thousand stones moved to New York in 1925 and then to Miami is incredible. It is a very quiet and relaxing place in the midst of more than 1000 species of trees. The entrance costs 10 dollars and if have card of student, goes to half of price. You can see in the Museum, the Hymnarium of 800 years ago, the wardrobe of Pope Urban VII, the armor of a Knight, among other antiques. Its cozy Chapel invites you to meditate and pray in full peace. It receives more than 50 thousand visitors a year. It is a short walk but well worth.
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  • I went to wedding here and it was the most romantic and beautiful wedding I've ever been to. It's a great place to discover, so much beauty to look at. The garden, the statues, the walk ways, the hist...  read more »
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Cool place. Parking was full, so took them time to get inside. Make sure to call to make sure they don't have special event. They might be closed or closed early if so.
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