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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida

This is the city where it all began. The Spanish conquerors followed Columbus and established here the bridgehead on the American continent. St. Augustine is a small but very interesting and unique tourist destination that is different from the other...
Brief History

Brief History

Spanish Juan Ponce de Leon landed here back in April 3, 1513 but the city was founded first in 1565 by the Spanish explorer Mr Pedro Menéndez the Avilés. This happened in the Holy Saint Augustine feast day which falls on 8th September. The area ravaged...
St. George Street Shopping

St. George Street Shopping

On the main walking street in downtown St. Augustine you will find a lot of different stores. There are over 240 shops along that street which sells everything from jewelry, art, clothes, to shoes. Moreover there are plenty of restaurants, ice cream parlors...
St. Augustine Historical Sites

St. Augustine Historical Sites

During the 1700 St. Augustine was a walled city and the City Gates were the only way in and the only way out. It was originally built to protect the city. Today the City Gates are located at the entrance to St. George Street, the main walking street in...
Beaches of St. Augustine

Beaches of St. Augustine

In St. Augustine there are miles of sandy beaches to choose from… but it is important to remember that the sun is strong in Florida, so do not forget the sunscreen. On Anastasia Island you will find ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH. This beach attracts over...
Transportation

Transportation

There are two sightseeing trains to choose from, both make trips in the city.   – Old Town Trolley Tours, www.historictours.com – The Red Sightseeing Trains, www.redtrains.com Horse cabs you can find just north of Bridge of Lions.         TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious
Lincolnville Heritage Festival

Lincolnville Heritage Festival

November 5-7 Francis Field, St. Augustine, FL The 30th annual Lincolnville Heritage festival presented by the American Legion Post 194 & the Fort Mose Historical Society will take place in downtown St. Augustine on Francis Field November 5-7, 2010. Comedian...
Fort Mose

Fort Mose

Incoming freedom seekers were recognized as free, taken into the Spanish militia and placed into service at the Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose military fort north of St. Augustine, which was established in 1783 by the Colonial Governor,...
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (February 15, 1519 – September 17, 1574) was a Spanish admiral and explorer, best remembered for his founding of St. Augustine, Florida on August 28, 1565. This was the first successful Spanish attempt to establish a foothold...
Old Drug Store

Old Drug Store

The Authentic Old Drugstore takes you back to the early days when St. Augustine was but a Spanish hamlet. It was built by Antonio Gomaas in 1739. He built it as a place of revelry, within the the jurisdiction of the city, for protection, but away from...

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