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Mission of Nombre de Dios

27 Ocean Ave, San Marco Ave entrance, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 2809
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Missions
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Several things here that are close together. Church close to the street which is nicely built in coquina and where they still hold mass or like us you can just go in and do your own thing in peace and quiet. There is a little pond with a bridge over it which takes you to the large metal cross. I... More

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Atlanta,Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went back here after seeing it briefly during Old Town Trolley tour. walked across bridge to see cross up close. beautiful flowering bushes. trees dedicated to various nuns and priests. Great paths, but did not explore this trip. right on waterfront. this was site of first landing in St.Augustine.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The small chapel, the tall trees, the historic burial sites are a contrast to the touristy shopping district. It offers a quiet place to observe the past and reflect on the present.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When all is said and done, this world has been created by men of action. And the discovery of the New World is an example of that. When you visit the Mission and specifically the cross, imagine yourself a member of the party that sailed into the Florida wilderness in 1565. They sailed more than 30 days to get here.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The grounds and mission are very tranquil, and the history is interesting, this being the place landed by the Spanish which led to the establishment of St. Augustine. There is also a small museum with very friendly and informative staff.

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Independence, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visiting Mission of Nombre de Dios was an amazing experience. The reverence and peace found on these grounds is hard to explain. St. Augustine is a very busy town, but once you are on these grounds the sounds seem to fade away (except for the occasional cannon blast from the nearby Fountain of Youth Park) I loved looking at all... More

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Jax, FL
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192 reviews 192 reviews
96 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Discovered this by accident, while looking for new things to see while in St. Augustine this last time. What a lovely garden setting, with a pathway leading back to a 280 ft. High cross and statue of the priest, ( Father Lopez), that led the first Mass upon the discovery of land, claimed for the King of Spain by Pedro... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Take your time strolling through and enjoying this free attraction. It is a great outside place with a lot of history. Spend time strolling through this very peaceful place. It's worth the stop and a great way to spend an hour

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a free place, it is amazing and beautiful! I can spend hours here and often go to think. I highly recommend it,

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Coral Springs, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I took my daughter this weekend to this Shrine and she started crying at how beautiful it was. I had been here a couple of times and I tell you the feeling is the same. This place is so peaceful that you can't help but feel closer to God. We were in the Shrine for about 45 minutes we lit... More

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