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Mission of Nombre de Dios, St. 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, St. Augustine attractions like Mission of Nombre de Dios can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • After a lot of walking around the busy streets in the city, this place provided the quiet calm that we didn't even know we needed.  more »
  • What a beautiful place to visit. It will make you take a step back away from your busy vacation and just sit and reflect.  more »
  • This is a good spot to take a breather from the masses of people that are in downtown St. Augustine. Very tranquil and calm property, nice to be able to sit and relax during an early evening before di...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens along the river. Place is easy to find, just look for the largest cross in the country. I enjoyed taking photos around the property.
  • It was amazing to make it to the shrine. So beautiful such a serene spot.
  • Loved this amazing historical religious site. Sacred grounds dating back to the the beginning of St. Augustine.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful place, nice to walk around and then sit and enjoy the view and wildlife