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St Francis Inn

St Francis Inn

Near Old St. Augustine Village, Flagler College, and Castillo de San Marcos, this St. Augustine bed & breakfast is situated in the historical district. Additional nearby points of interest include Fountain of Youth. St Francis Inn offers a complimentary...
Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

Welcome to Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth The Fountain of Youth Archeological Park is a 15 acre, Historical attraction in St. Augustine, Florida. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on Christmas day. When you enter our site at...
Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains

Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains

Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains route takes you around the city on a private guided tour to all the major attractions. This single venue enables you to enjoy the sights and sounds of 20 different, must see stops. Trains depart every fifteen minutes. A professional...
Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest handmade national monument in the continental USA. The fort was built by the Spanish to protect their interests in the New World that later became known as America. Construction started in 1672 and ended in 1695....
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...
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...
Who was Saint Augustine?

Who was Saint Augustine?

St. Augustine or Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), also known as Augustine or St. Austin was Bishop of Hippo Regius. He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were...

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