Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St. Augustine

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The historical Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the seat of the Roman Catholic bishop of St. Augustine. First established in the 1560s, the cathedral was named a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The Spanish Colonial-style cathedral that stands today is the fourth attempt to establish a lasting church in the city. The three previous buildings burned down: once due to natural causes and twice from British attacks. Today's cathedral was built from coquina stone quarried from nearby to help make it more fireproof. Visit "America's First Parish" for a closer look at the colonial history of this quaint town. The church's interiors have been undergoing some reconstruction, so you might need to duck under scaffolding. To visit Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine on your trip to St. Augustine, use our St. Augustine trip itinerary planning site .
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  • I almost foolishly missed this on my trip! It was free to check out and the inside was beautiful. Absolutely breathtaking. I definitely recommend checking it out. Just be sure to be polite and courteo...  more »
  • Definitely stop in to see this beautiful cathedral in old St Augustine for a break from the hustle and bustle. The creche was still up during our visit and it is absolutely stunning! The altar is beau...  more »
  • Certainly not as ornate as some, still this basilica is very nice inside and well worth a visit. The stained glass windows are awesome, visit in the later afternoon when you can see them well. The chu...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral. Peaceful. There are people actively worshipping so be quiet and respectful inside the church. Bright art and colorful stained glass adorn the inner cathedral. The grounds outside are well kept. The whole property is peaceful and immaculate. Make sure to stop in while walking around St. George Street.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Easy to enter and view. Beautiful and I believe a must visit for the Catholic and non-Catholic (that’s us), religious and non. It’s just a beautiful feat in human creativity, talent and skill. Pay attention to the architecture, the paintings and overall sense of welcome here.
  • This is one of the most beautiful church ive been to! Love the stained glass windows! So peaceful! Definitely a must see!
  • Got to attend the night of Lights. Was great.They offer free parking and shuttle ride to downtown St Augustine FL . Was awesome. Thanks for such a great adventure. 💝😊
  • Took my grands in for prayer this summer and will attend Christmas Mass.. Beautiful and rich in history. We will likely join the parish..

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