St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, Ancient Spanish Monastery

Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Romantic Things to Do: Built in Spain in 1141, the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church and Ancient Spanish monastery was taken apart and brought to the United States by William Randolph Hearst. The building is the oldest in the...  Read More
Historic Sites: Built in Spain in 1141, this Spanish monastery was taken apart and brought to the United States by William Randolph Hearst. The building is the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Hearst intended the...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm
  • Sun: 11am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $8; Senior (62+) $4; Student $4; Military $4; Child (6-12) $4; Child (5 and under) Free

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  • Romantic Things to Do: "Catholics may want to come by for mass on Sundays (held twice in the mornings in English and once at noon in Spanish)."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: While you might not originally think of a monastery as a romantic place, the history and architecture and quiet lend themselves to romance perfectly.

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