Ancient Spanish Monastery

16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 - United States




Printed and scanned entry tickets accepted.

Originally built in the early 12th century (1133 CE) in Sacramenia, Spain. The Cloisters were part of a Cistercian monastery for nearly 700 years. In 1925, the Cloisters were dismantled and shipped to the US by William Randolph Hearst. In 1953, Time magazine called the reassembly of the over 34,000 stones the “biggest jigsaw puzzle in history.” The Monastery Cloisters and Gardens have been featured in many music videos, popular television shows and full-length motion pictures.


The Ancient Spanish Monastery is an extraordinary Romanesque early Gothic architecture with stone mason markings, a chapel, courtyard, statues and armorial corbels of noble families from Spain. Our museum exhibits various medieval artifacts and art collections. Guest can enjoy a short video in the museum about the monastery's history before entering the gardens and cloisters. Tour guides will be available throughout the day.

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