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Another Old-as-Bones Spanish Building Has Come to Miami

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The new Design District boutique for Loewe, a Spanish clothing brand that isn't a hotel, or a movie theater, or a hardware store, or anything else with a variation on that damn name, has something really quite special reconstructed inside it: an authentic 18th granary from Spain. Called a hórreo, it's basically a full-size grain barn that's over 200 years old. But as awesome as that is, it's not the oldest Spanish import on our shores. That honor goes to the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach, officially called St. Bernard de Clairvaux, which was built in 1133 in Sacramenia, near Segovia in northern Spain, then trucked over to the States by William Randolph Hearst. That's actually the oldest building in the entire Western Hemisphere.

· There's an 18th century Spanish granary inside Loewe in the Design District [Racked]

St. Bernard De Clairvaux / The Ancient Spanish Monastery

16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Florida