16711 West Dixie Highway
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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The Ancient Spanish Monastery is an early Gothic and Romanesque structure built in Segovia, Spain, during 1133-1144. The monastery was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1925 who brought it to the United States with the intentions of having it reconstructed in California. One year after Hearst’s death in 1952, it was purchased by Ohio business men William Edgemon and Raymond Moss who had it reconstructed in North Miami Beach, Florida as a tourism attraction.
Original markings of the freemasons who built the monastery, the life-size statue of Spanish King Alfonso VII, telescopic stained-glass windows, a unique medieval French altar, a 16th century Spanish hearse, the chapter house and the historical coat of arms of patron families.
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