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Mission of Nombre de Dios

Address: 27 Ocean Ave, San Marco Ave entrance, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 824 2809
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Hard to miss this place, given the huge cross nearby. Nice area for a stroll. Good place for some quiet introspection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Don't miss walking the Seven Sorrows of Mary and the opportunity for peaceful contemplation in the chapel at the Our Lady of La Leche shrine, the first in the United States dedicated to Our Lady of La Leche. Beautiful and moving.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Originally coming from Germany, I was very impressed with the church (being Catholic) and the grave sites from the past which reminded me of home cemetery. The Cross and where the 1st Church was held by Spanish settlers and of course the free museum in the modern church.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful garden/park with many religous and historic parts to discover.very lively due to (felt) hundreds of squirrels, birds. Wonderful old trees decorated with Spanish Moss. A soul relieving contrast to busy old town

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was the first mission settled in what is now the United States. It has a small shrine to La Virgen de La Leche and the first cemetery where the founder of this mission lays. It has a nice walkway with lost of trees and a nice view to the bay.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One of the most spiritual and inspiring places I have ever visited. Lots of folks walking their dogs adds to the calming, casual atmosphere.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a breathtaking place! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds at the mission. It was very historic and beautiful! Definitely a must do while in St. Augustine.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can walk around the area. It is very peacefull. You can see the monument and the golden cross given by the Vatican to the city back in 1965 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the city's foundation. You can go to the gift shop to see the coffin and a painting of Pedro Menendez. Visit the shrine is humble... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you've spent any time at all in Saint Augustine, you'll know that this is the spot where it all began. The spot where Pedro Menendez Aviles landed, kissed the ground, and had the very first mass in North America. Obviously, the 208-foot cross is what catches your eye, yet the rest of the grounds are so lovely. It's even... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a really nice place to visit and it's good for walking dogs around. There are two sections that you want to see while you're there. It doesn't matter what order you do it in. First is the giant cross itself. It really is something to see. There are other monuments along the path that you can also look... More 

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