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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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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely, serene, peaceful, a place to pray and reflect. Chapel is lovely, Gift shop nice. Historical as the place of the first Christian mass in the first settlement in the USA.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds on the water with plenty of shady oaks. However, difficult to fully enjoy due to large qty of homeless population seeking shade and hogging up all the swings and benches. Interesting walking through history and life tributes in the large cemetary. Good place to slow and relax away from busy historic downtown.

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Vero Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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