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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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Vero Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

There aren't many places around the city to get away from the touristy action but here. This is a place I visit every time I come to st. Augie. Seems that I always need to give my Friend a few minutes of my day to thank Him for all I have and don't have. The chapel is small and quaint... More

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Wardensville, WV
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

For the past six years I have worked at near-by Jacksonville for summer employment. As a U.S. history teacher, I absolutely love this place. Free of the crass materialism that has overrun such a historical gem in St. Augustine, this is a beautiful, peaceful place. Although not a Roman Catholic, I feel closer to God here than anyplace I have... More

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

a beautiful sight . a garden and a very beautiful cross. It peaceful and tranquil there. You can walk out to the water see the monuments ad walk the yards. just very peaceful.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful History and it has the largest cross that is standing . The cross stands at 280 feet tall, and is the location where Pedro Mendez de Aviles landed when he came to settle St. Augustine over 400 years

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Margate, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The mission of Nombre de Dios is easy to overlook, it just seems like a church with a nice and large cross in the background. However, it is so much more than that. The cross stands at 280 feet tall, and is the location where Pedro Mendez de Aviles landed when he came to settle St. Augustine over 400 years... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The grounds are beautiful as is the small church. I will visit again when it is cooler. Nearby peacocks can be heard.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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