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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What a great, peaceful, beautiful park! The museum has been closed both times I have visited but the quiet peace of the whole area is calming and beautiful. In the gift shop you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What a great, peaceful, beautiful park! The museum has been closed both times I have visited but the quiet peace of the whole area is calming and beautiful. In the gift shop you may purchase a candle to light in the mission itself. Very photogenic free attraction with great parking. Even the squirrels are friendly - some one must hand... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There is really nothing to dislike about this place . It is beautiful , calming, and just a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the grounds . It is religious to a degree, but can be enjoyed by all faiths .The magnificent cross is breathtaking to say the least, and the history associated with the mission is really what... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is often hard to find something FREE and biblical in a tourist town. This location is where the first mission building was erected after Menendez landed. There is a Christian gift shop on site, wonderful shaded gardens to walk through, a view of the bay, and an enormous cross that was erected in the 60s. My mother brought my... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We were amazed that this beautiful place was across the street from our hotel. It was the place that the Spanish first landed in FL and the spot of the first Mass celebrated in the new world. It was a wonderful surprise and we really enjoyed the peacefulness in a busy town.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We walked around the grounds after hours and enjoyed the peaceful place. My wife was raised Catholic and explained some of what we were seeing. Take a walk around, take it slow, and relax.

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Miami, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very interesting Mission where the Spanish priest first placed a cross of Christianity. It has ongoing Mass throughout the day. Interesting facts as you walk around the Mission. Was there for about an hour. Also a Towering cross as you walk around the path. Definitely a must visit if in the area!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don't just simply drive past this place. The giant cross is quite a sight but when you walk around the area you find out that there is a cemetery on the grounds which is quite old. Its very interesting to see how old they are, and to see what you can make out on the headstones. There's a little chapel... More 

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Randolph, Vermont
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place to escape from the tourist onslaught of St. Augustine. It was perfect for the Easter morning that we went.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

lots of interesting info about the Catholic church and the St. Augustine Mission. Enjoyed speaking to Sister Bernard.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am not Catholic but could feel the spirit of the Lord here on this Easter morning during our visit. What a truly special place to visit for those of the Faith?! It is surrounded by meticulously groomed grounds and history abounds here. It is a serene and beautiful place to visit and admission is free with donations accepted. I... More 

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