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Mission of Nombre de Dios, Saint Augustine
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The history of Mission of Nombre de Dios dates back to Europe's early settlers on what's now U.S. soil. Florida's first Spanish settlers founded the mission in the second half of the 16th century as the religious center and a way to spread the Christian faith among the local Native American tribes. The land, close to the spot where Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed in 1565--marked by a 62 m (204 ft) tall cross--now hosts several churches and shrines. You can enjoy the serene atmosphere, visit holy sites, the mission's museum, monuments, and historic landmarks. Donations are accepted. You might want to bring insect repellent to fight off the mosquitoes. Using our world travel planner, Saint Augustine attractions like Mission of Nombre de Dios can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Grounds were inpacted by hurricane Matthew so unfortunately we were not able to visit the cross, and the church's gift shop was closed...but what we were able to see was stunning 
  • Lovely place with beautiful setting. The tour guide was great and offered lots of information concerning the area and historical references. 
  • It is a place pretty trees, with a good view of the Bay, where there is a cross high and good to take a picture. There is a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de la Leche. A large tent for souvenirs but are especially religious and historical. Entry free and quick tour.
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  • I love this place. Beautiful and serene. The whole site is a santuary for me. The staff in the gift shop are wonderful as well.
  • A nice Catholic Church located on the grounds of the old Mission Church, nearby a historic cemetery and the Great Cross. Well worth a visit.
  • A restful little sanctuary park hidden just outside of downtown. I have been bringing my kids to this little gem after mass since they were born. A great place to take a walk, reflect on life and find a moment of peace in what can be a hectic and fast paced world. I hope this little place continues to be a secret off of the beaten path for my own selfish reasons.
  • Great place to walk around with the kids! There's a small lake with a bridge across it, a walking path that meanders under old oak trees. Huge, beautiful lawn. There are historical and religious contexts if that's your thing, and you'll learn all about it if you read the signs, but even from a secular perspective, it's a nice place to explore and experience!
  • This is a great shrine to visit, and it can be very quiet and peaceful. The only caveat is that there are times when the tour buses will drop off visitors who seem not to understand the significance of the shrine and can a bit noisy at times, but this is the exception and not the rule. It is definitely worth a visit and the gift shop has a lot of nice stock of quality religious items and souvenirs.