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“Peaceful and scenic”

Ranked #11 of 103 things to do in Trinidad
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Owner description: This peaceful community of monks, one of the oldest in the Caribbean, has a guesthouse for visitors.
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Mount St Benedict is a must- see attraction in Trinidad. The site is accessible from St. John's road between the towns of Tunapuna and St Augustine.. The drive is very steep as the monastery is halfway up the mountain of the Northern Range. The drive passes through very populated villages and the roads are narrow, but when you get there, it's well worth it. There are also minibuses that can take you up instead of driving.
The monastery is a typical church, consisting of he chapel itself, a gift shop and priest's living quarters. The view is fantastic as you see the lush mountains on one side and the spread of the island below in the other side. In addition to tourist excursions, many locals also come to the Mount to just sit and read, relax, contemplate life, and admire the view. Of course, the primary reason is the Church itself, the fabulous architecture and the place of worship. There are no restaurants or food vendors on the compound so bring your own supplies if visiting for more than a few hours

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Attended Mass. Just the spectacular view of the Caroni plains is worth the trip. Also the northern range as the backdrop gave the aura of a monastery. The cafeteria is basic and functional but can do with a major upgrade. Great for a quiet retreat.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Nice drive up from Port of Spain. Quite easy to find, but need a reliable car to climb steep hills on the way. Once there, enjoy the views over the city and beyond. And spend a peaceful moment inside the monastery .

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stayed at the Guesthouse and spent a few evening wandering around the monastery grounds. It has a super setting and some great wildlife in the grounds as well as all the other typical monastery buildings.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

can get to this in no time, the view is great, regardless of your religion it was good to take a moment for pray. There were some folks who walked all the way up. If you can it's a great idea. Nice view & interesting. Would recommend. Free but a donation altho not required is a nice gesture

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