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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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Great walking tour.

Enjoyed walking through the historic area and the 208 foot cross. A step back in time. My wife most enjoyed it because of her Catholic upbringing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walking through the historic area and the 208 foot cross. A step back in time. My wife most enjoyed it because of her Catholic upbringing.

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We walked all over the grounds and it brought tears to my eyes. So much history and the Cross was so beautiful. The store was wonderful, it was like the Mary Queen of the Universe store in Orlando.

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Warren, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and historic attraction. It is lovely, spiritual, and meaningful. The first catholic mass was celebrated here. There is a cemetery with headstones from the 1500'S. Bring a camera and be sure to shop in the gift shop for items of a spiritual nature. Lovely!

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San Francisco
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed in Nombre de Dios because I hadn't read carefully and the original mission no longer exists. It was here that Menendez de Aviles erected a cross and the first Mass was celebrated. The present chapel was reconstructed in 1915 and has a replica of an original statue of the Blessed Mother. This is a pleasant place to walk... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The views and grounds are beautiful. It was very relaxing and quiet to walk around. There is a chapel for Our Lady of La Leche. There is no charge to visit.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to wander around and enjoy the grounds. There are obviously religious overtones to the grounds but it can be enjoyed by anyone of any faith. It is a calm, peaceful place that is beautiful. There is a beautiful cross the the chapel is lovely. The gift shop and museum were closed when we were there... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is in a very historical spot and the grounds are attractive and well kept. It was quiet when I was there so made for a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city. It is a wonderful experience to walk around at one's one pace, taking in the history. I was fortunate and happened to be there for the... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

History surrounding you at every step..birds soaring ..nature everywhere ..the history that is present ..fills you mind with imaginative stories ..of long ago ...on 9/11/12...we made history of our own ..i proposed to my wife ..in the very spot where history was made earlier ...and 9/11 changed so many lives ..i wanted this day to have a positivism inspiration in... More 

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Boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Such a peaceful place! We came in a very foggy morning and past thru the gift shop straight to the outdoor. This property sits on the St. Augustine river bank. The early morning fog added some theatrical effect as all objects, including the boats sitting in the river, from non-existent to slowly coming into view as time goes by. At... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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