- Churches/Religious Sites, Parks and Gardens Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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An active monastery, St. Anthony's serves as a popular rest stop for travelers, as well as a religious retreat for the devout. More than 66 acres of lush gardens and walking paths are open to the public year-round. And visitors are welcome to stay overnight in St. Anthony's Franciscan Guest House next door. Art fans can find a collection stunning pieces here as well, including a few slabs of stained glass created by Lithuanian architect and artist Vytautas K. Jonynas in the chapel. There's even a saltwater pool by the guest house if you're up for a dip.
Recent travelers said the grounds were a "quiet and restful" place for reflection, and many suggested stopping by the gift shop.
You'll find St. Anthony's Monastery less than a mile south of Dock Square, off of Beach Avenue. The monastery is open to visitors from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Additionally, visitors must be dressed in appropriate attire to see the grounds (men are required to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants, and women must wear long skirts, long-sleeve blouses and scarves). Mass is held several times during the week. For additional information on the monastery, Mass times, visiting and more, check out the website.
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