An­cient Span­ish Monastery

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St. Bernard de Clair­vaux Epis­co­pal Church is bet­ter known as the old­est build­ing in the Western Hemi­sphere. Built in Spain in 1141, the build­ings were brought to Amer­ica piece-by-piece by Wil­liam Ran­dolph Hearst, and re­assem­bled by Miami de­vel­op­ers at its cur­rent site in 1952. The Monastery of­fers an idyl­lic set­ting with its 12th century Ro­manesque and Gothic ar­chi­tec­ture and 20-acre for­mal gardens of rare palms and Span­ish Oaks. 16711 Dixie High­way, North Miami Beach, 305.945.1461.

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