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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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"America's Most Sacred Acre"

Start at the gift shop and pick up a free map that leads you along quiet, shady trails to the major stops on the site. The highlight for me was Our Lady of la Leche Chapel. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TravelFan48105
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start at the gift shop and pick up a free map that leads you along quiet, shady trails to the major stops on the site. The highlight for me was Our Lady of la Leche Chapel. The Great Cross (208 ft high) is very impressive. This site is worth a short visit. It is said to be the site of... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice grounds and the volunteers in the museum were very eager and helpful. This is a very peaceful place.

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Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk the beautiful grounds at your own pace---very peaceful--the cross is amazing--take a picture of a person standing in front of it to comprehend the size.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's in a very peaceful area. I highly recommend to check it out. Supposedly under ground the area of the park the is a lot of ancient vestiges that get regularly dogged out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of the mission make for a shady retreat and lovely park. The giant cross is a landmark and the mission itself a wonderfully quiet place to reflect. Since it is the Cradle of Catholicism in this country, I felt compelled to light a candle and have a Mass said for my deceased mother. That jester was the only... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is worth seeing alone but the gardens built around an ancient cemetery with a giant cross to mark the spot of the first mass in the New Worlds is pretty awesome too. Great views of the surrounding marshlands and inlets as well.

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Begin this stop with a visit to the museum and make sure to let one of the great docents unravel the fascinating story of Father Francisco López de Mendoza Grajales and the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, Then take a peaceful walk of the grounds, visiting the shrine itself, the 208ft tall cross, take in the peaceful waterfront... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mission is located in a very peaceful park on the water. If you want to get away from the downtown historical area this is a quiet place to go. It is about a 20 minute walk from the Castillo. It is behind a church across from the Doubletree Inn. If you walk the path beyond the church you will... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We mainly toured the cemetery and mission, but did walk the rest of the park as well. The cemetery was incredibly beautiful, with tombstones dating back to the early 1800's. Free to the public, and a nice walk.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the chapel, the grave yard with its many old markers and the trees and monuments around it. We were unable to go into the church as it was closed, but we did visit the gift shop and bought a candle for a friend who is making the journey beyond life.

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