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“The perfect destination for peace and meditation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mission of Nombre de Dios

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
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Florida
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“The perfect destination for peace and meditation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This Mission is not only steeped in St. Augustine history but it provides the ideal location for quiet and tranquility and a perfect break from the vacation hustle. On your self guided tour you will see the "big cross", numerous shrines, the "rustic altar", and my favorite, the chapel. The two seater swings overlooking the inlet just add to the experience.

Visited February 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“Serene & Sacred”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A feeling of awe and serenity surrounded me as I looked upon the cross. The whole area is peaceful and tranquil. I truly felt I was on sacred ground. Very nice walking path through the cemetery and different sites to explore. The gift shop had a large variety of items for sale and the lady was very accommodating.

Visited March 2014
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing Religious History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A must see if you want to view the actual spot where St. Augustine actually was founded. The Mission includes a chapel devoted to Our Lady of La Leche, the very first shrine devoted to the Virgin Mary in the United States. There is a lovely walk with many statues. Beautiful views. Well worth visiting.

Visited February 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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“Vacation 2014”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The beauty, history and so peaceful. The view of the ocean was perfect and the grounds were so well kept. There was a feeling of stepping back in history and such a reverent feeling about the whole place. Wonderful place to go to relieve stress and just be able to be quiet.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very beautiful. A must see for everyone. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this. Plus, it's free!

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