Ancient Spanish Monastery
Originally built in Segovia, Spain in 1141, this monastery was originally to be a part of William Randolph Hearst’s property in California.
Partly because he ran out of money and partly because the United States would not allow the monastery to be built in California, the monastery remained in New York Harbor until 1954, when a couple of businessmen bought the property and assembled it in Miami.
Parts of the monastery have not been assembled because the government removed the pieces from numbered boxes and then placed the wrong pieces in the wrong boxes.
Today the monastery is a church as well as a popular marriage location.
As seen on the History Channel show Weird U.S.
Adult admission $5, senior and student admission (with valid ID) $2.50, child admission $2.
16711 West Dixie Highway (near Sunny Isles), +1 305 945-1461. M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM (unless there is a wedding scheduled; call ahead or check the website for wedding dates).
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