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Mission of Nombre de Dios

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27 Ocean Ave, San Marco Ave entrance, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2812
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very nice combination historic and religious site with a little garden walk , on the ocean. Wonderful modern facilities and lots of open space and parking , all free of pesky charges. The newish little museum and gift store building is a fabulous little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, it's a great place to go and chill and get your calm back. Not sure that it's a must see though.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this place, where the first Catholic Mass was celebrated centuries ago, is a moving experience. Places for exterior and interior reflections abound. The chapel and statue of Our Lady as a nursing mother evoke enriched meaning of the Holy Family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 6portlandcourt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grounds were not all open due, I think, to past hurricane damage. We went to the small museum. A volunteer was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The small, mainly one room, museum was not bad. Free, but donations accepted and appreciated. The information was Catholic oriented,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OmegaDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking around St. Augustine you can't miss seeing the giant cross from many locations. My curiosity got the better of me and we had to go check it out, I am so glad that we did. The Cross itself is really beautiful but the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheWilliamsWanderers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Catholic Diocese is asking for a zoning change to put in an amphitheater and parking garage on this Holy site. If you care about historical significance of this place, please write to the St. Augustine planning and zoning board!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JennyELBaya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot understand the history of St Aug without knowing the religious ties. This mission is called "sacred acres" and rightly so.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Odyssey299261
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this magnificent shrine while walking in St. Augustine. Little did I know that this was the first shrine in the United States dedicated to the Blessed Mother. You definitely feel the presence of the Holy Spirit there and immediately know you are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Volunteer gave us lots of personalized attention. Lot of historical information and artifacts. Worth the hop off the trolley.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Although it is still under repair due to damage sustained during Matthew and Irma, the property is still a wonderful walk on the grounds of this historic location.

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from Perkadventures | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any dress code, use good taste only. The area is being worked on and not easy to get to by the Graveyard. The bridge was being worked on to get to the old chapel and you had to go around. The Museum and... More
Angela C
May 21, 2017|
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Absolutely, either groups or families or individual! Ask for Herman, Greg, Sheila or John or any of our Docents-----Herman
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Joseph L
Salisbury, North Carolina
Trip Report more to Follow... (17 Replies)
As a visitor once if not twice a year I noticed that there has been some changes coming form the North 9A which used to be the cut threw has become a mass of spaghetti over passes I used the GPS and it finally took us into Town maybe the GPS folks need to get busy..? We where tired from a late night in Savannah and a early departure we arrived in Vilano( July 1 St) said hello to my Dad who did not have a clue who I was. I hate to see him like that if anyone has a family member that has...More
July 14, 2009|
Response fromtravelerer|
You seem to have terrible luck with restaurants all the time! I ate breakfast at Village Inn twice on my last visit and it was great. I got the egg substitute omelette with all kinds of fresh vegetabes in it, side of yummy whole grain toast and some fruit. It was great. I will admit the coffee wasn't that good though.
Allie O
St. Augustine, Florida
Romantic Weekend in St. Augustine (5 Replies)
Yes, we're locals and we still vacation here... we just love St. Augustine! We're celebrating our anniversary this weekend and have some things planned- namely dinner at Collage. We've planned out most of our food but what would be on your "must do" list for a romantic weekend? Possibilities we've considered: Carriage ride or tasting tour, afternoon at the beach, sunrise together, strolling at Mission of Nombre de Dios, maybe San Sebastian (we've still never gone...) But there have...More
July 23, 2012|
Response fromLN|
Good ideas already, Allie....I don't think you are missing much (sorry fans) by not going to San Sebastian (after all you have to taste only their wine and it ain't Napa). Grab a box of wonderful chocolates from Claude's and a nice bottle of champagne and take a carriage ride after dinner and kiss at the love tree. OR enjoy that champagne and chocolates on the lawn of the Castillo.....