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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...
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...
Historic sites worth a visit

Historic sites worth a visit

Visitors can see the city from any of the sightseeing trains, ride by trolley, horse-drawn cab or just walk through the city streets. There are many historic homes and sites to explore. The Oldest House is one of the nation’s most studied and documented...
Fort Matanzas

Fort Matanzas

Built 1740-1742, represents a well-preserved masonry watchtower fort built by the Spanish. By providing a perch to observe enemy vessels approaching from the south, the fort played a strategic role in warning St. Augustine of potential enemy advancements...
Old Town

Old Town

A taste of what’s in the Old Town Best transportation: sightseeingtrain, horse-drawn cab or by walking. Plaza de la Constitution Government House Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine Old Wooden School House Colonial Spanish Quarter Old Drugstore The...
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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