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Afternoon at the Ancient Spanish Monastery

On another quest for culture in Miami, Sean and I decided to spend the afternoon touring the Ancient Spanish Monastery. Our self-guided tour began outside in the gardens adorned by an array of blooms and shrubs. Looking on at the monastery from the gardens we were amazed. The building's design and its charred edges is truly reminiscent of an age before. The monastery is referred to as ancient because it was first constructed in the twelfth century in Spain as The Monastery of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels. Amazingly, centuries later, the monastery was broken down brick by brick to be sold and shipped to the U.S and in the 1950's carefully reassembled in North Miami. 

We entered the cloisters and saw a stretch of tall arches which opened into a court yard. It is really beautiful. Inside there are many religious sculptures and monuments to see. We found a cute little chapel and a nearby altar room. A lady there was so sweet and invited us to an afternoon tea party. Apparently these are held regularly so hopefully on your visit you can enjoy tea time. 

After touring the Ancient Spanish Monastery it is clear why it is a popular wedding venue. The property is gorgeous and as one of the oldest buildings in the western hemisphere it is also very historic. Because services, events and filming are sometimes held at the monastery, its a good idea to call before you go. You will enter the property through a gift shop/ museum. In the gift shop make sure to take a pamphlet which has all the information you need for your self-guided tour. Bring your camera and have fun. As always you can find my outfit details below.

xo AJ

1 comment:

  1. I will come back to this place, its huge and open, and have really tall ceilings. Wait staff was also pretty good. Bartender was awesome and personable. I was really pleased with my party at New York Event Venues. Ha! I highly recommend these guys.