Ancient Spanish Monastery

16711 W. Dixie Highway
North Miam Beach, FL 33160


Type: Sight

Ancient Spanish Monastery Picture

Originally built in Spain starting in the year 1133, the buildings of this Spanish Monastery were occupied by monks. The buildings were purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, disassembled and brought to the United States. The stones were numbered and catalogued for later identification. The shipment was quarantined by the Department of Agriculture as an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease occurred in the province of Spain from which the pieces were sent. Not until 1954, subsequent to Hearst’s death, were the stones reassembled. The Monastery is now a popular tourist attraction and you may see the Monastery in commercials and in movies. Visitors may tour the gardens, chapel, cloisters and interior rooms. Be sure to see the stained-glass windows, birdbath and life size statue of Spain’s king Alphonso VII – all original pieces dating back to the 12th century. Weddings are frequently held in one of seven areas of the Monastery.

Link to Official Web Site of Ancient Spanish Monastery

Official Web Site

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