Nation's Oldest City - St. Augustine A Valentine/Birthday Weekend


"Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African-American origin in the United States. Forty-two years before the English colonized Jamestown and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spanish established at St. Augustine this nation's first enduring settlement."



Prince Of Peace Votive Church - Beautiful grounds, captivating cemetery and a new and old church to visit.



The casket of Pedro Menendez de Aviles


Castillo de San Marcos - The Fort of St. Augustine.  Avery impressive structure.  You can see the Fort in its entirety in about an 1 1/2 to 2/12 hours hours, it really just depends on much time you want to spend at each interaction area.


Florida's first Presbyterian church built by Flager as a memorial to his daughter who tragically died in route to St. Augustine.  The structure is magnificent and is decorated ornately in the interior with marble and mahogany wood.  the church also serves as the resting site for Flager, his daughter, grand daughter  and first wife are entombed in the attached mausoleum.  it is a site to and worth the stop to enjoy the architecture and history.


An interior panoramic of the church.



The Flager hotel, now a college is another perfect example of exquisite architecture that can be viewed at your loesure in St. Augustine.





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