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Mission of Nombre de Dios

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Address: 27 Ocean Ave, San Marco Ave entrance, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 824 2809
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Very nice Mission with a lot of history

My wife and I are not Catholic, but we greatly enjoyed visiting the site where the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in 1565. The old Mission is rebuilt 100 years ago and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are not Catholic, but we greatly enjoyed visiting the site where the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in 1565. The old Mission is rebuilt 100 years ago and the 208 foot cross is spectacular to see. Overall the ground offer much to see and enjoy and is a very nice and easy walk.

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Ocoee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is like visiting a monastery or other religious place. Many things go through your mind in trying to understand five centuries of history of this place. Great place to think and meditate. You come out rejuvenated ready to take on the real world...

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Miami
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

During our recent visit to St. Augustine we stopped by the Mission and it is as beautiful as ever. The grounds are really kept well with many benches to sit. The chapel is beautiful and open and there were a several people quietly praying. The grave yard site is open and well maintained. Many of the tombstones were old, from... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Learn more about the original settlers and early life in St Augustine. Easy access and interesting for all ages

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Tranquil, peaceful, well maintained. The archaeologic information was very interesting. Excellent gift shop.

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Ashville, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I walked the grounds and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is beautiful, peaceful, and educational as well. Lovely winding paths through the entire shaded area, with something to see at every turn. The museum was already closed when I was there. Will go back.

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South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My son i stopped by the mission while in St. Augustine. I have ridden by it many times but never stopped. I am glad we did. It is the location of the first Catholic Mass in the US. There is a beautifully kept garden and cemetery on the site. There is a chapel located in the cemetery that is outstanding.... More 

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New Port Richey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very peaceful surroundings with a lot of history. A stop at the little shrine is a must for Catholics especially. Lovely gift shop if you need a communion/confirmation gift or just a souvenir rosary.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our tour guide pointed out that this where St. Augustine began- and yet it is remarkably lightly visited. That's a shame because this is a very special place.Well worth a visit!

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Leesburg, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Places to sit and views are spectacular. Building and interior were great and well kept. Beautiful. This was a very relaxing place to reflect and contemplate or reflect on your day.

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