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“A peaceful place”

Mission of Nombre de Dios
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Ranked #12 of 182 things to do in St. Augustine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A peaceful place”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

You can't miss the 200-foot cross standing at the back of this old mission. The chapel has Eucharistic Adoration and is a votive only chapel. There is a small history center, as well. I was most fascinated with the old cemetery and the shrine to Our Lady of La Leche. The shrine is covered in moss and such a quaint little place for prayer. There is also a gift shop with many religious selections. It's free to visit and another must see in St. Augustine.

Visited March 2013
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Conway, South Carolina
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very awe inspiring place. We sat in the gardens and enjoyed the views and history of this special place

Visited March 2013
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Titusville
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“Paradise in the Center of St Augustine”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

From the time you cross the beautiful arc bridge and are drawn to the gigantic cross that can be seen for miles up and down the river, to the actual small Mission, you have a feeling you are in a very place. The gardens are gorgeous and change with the seasons. The vine covered Mission with it's primitive interior gives the visitor an appreciation for what the early Christians faced. Take time to sit and meditate a little as you wander through the pristine gardens. There is a small gift shop with some nice items done in good taste. It is a photographer's dream as is most of St Augustine...another must see.

Visited December 2012
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Attalla
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Insight to early days of St. Augustine”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We walked through the grounds in the middle of a storm, which perhaps added character to our journey. Most enjoyable and relaxing to read of the early dwellers in the old town.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Very peaceful gardens; interesting museum”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The gardens and cemetery are an oasis of calm in St. Augustine and there is a good deal of history to be learned as one walks them. There are well laid-out paths with good explanations of the discovery and early settlement. The adjacent museum has a number of interesting displays and a short video on the reenactment of the landing of the Spanish at St. Augustine. On the other side of the gardens is a large (large!) gift shop. There is no admission fee but donations are requested.

Visited February 2013
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