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Mount St. Benedict Monastery

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Serenity and Awesome combined

The ambience is so awesome that sometimes people go just to take in the scenic and picturesque... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Trinidad and Tobago
Serene adventure

Beauty and History in one spot. Lovely escape from the fast-paced town areas. Excellent view from... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Arima, Trinidad
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This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The ambience is so awesome that sometimes people go just to take in the scenic and picturesque view. the church has a lot of history .and theres the guest house where you can have tea in the afternoon{Pax guest house}

Thank catavn
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beauty and History in one spot. Lovely escape from the fast-paced town areas. Excellent view from the mountain top.

Thank malexander1311
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is the place to go to for some peace and quiet. You can hear the birds chirping in the silence of the mountainside and enjoy the warm breezes any time of the day. There is a Guest House where you can stay or just...More

Thank juliet7777
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Beautiful monastery. Worth a visit just to see the artwork and the views. It's quite peaceful and there is even a place to have picnics.

Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Mount St Benedict presides serenely over the noise and bustle of Trinidad's East-West corridor. If you want to get away from all that for an hour or so, for more than a hundred years this has been the place to go. Don't forget to take...More

2  Thank Aussie-wanderer52
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon having tea at Pax Guesthouse and taking a walk up to the monastery. The views are magnificent. Most relaxing afternoon I've had in a while. A wonderful, quiet respite.

Thank SarahSook
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Although we did not enter or tour the Monastery the views from the top of the hill overlooking POS are fabulous in the evening as the sun goes down and the lights dark. Well worth the drive.

Thank casey7125
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

In the picturesque hills of the Northern Range lies this monastery. Elevation 900ft. In the area of the church is an area overlooking the surrounding towns. The view is breathtaking. You can see for miles and miles around. A visit here is a nice way...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Mount St. Benedict's is a wonderful place to visit or attend mass. The drive up the mountain is one where you have to hold your breath but once you get there, the view is just wonderful. There is a sense of peace that exists.

2  Thank Nicolenry
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful place to visit up in the hills of the amount, peaceful surroundings, there is also a mini shop where you can purchase sandwiches and drinks and the tasteful yogurt the Monks themselves make, next to this is a religious shop were you can purchase...More

1  Thank annbratz
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3 March 2017|
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Response from casey7125 | Reviewed this property |
not that I have heard of you can certainly go as a group or by taxi
11 June 2016|
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Response from catavn | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get there by public transport. you travel to ST augustine at the bottom of St John Rd and ther you get the mini van that will take you to the monastery for a minimal fee.