TIL about the “Ancient Spanish Monastery” in Miami, a monastery built in 1141 AD in Europe, imported piece-by-piece into the U.S. in 1925 by media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, making it the oldest European building in the Western Hemisphere.

Read more: https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/thing-to-do/attractions/ancient-spanish-monastery/2115

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  1. As a Spaniard I used to be outraged by such “theft”, but then I realised there are many of these monuments crumbling down in Europe so why not taking them somewhere else where they can be looked after and people can enjoy them… There’s also a little church at the Met in NY.

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