5 Must-Sees For Your St. Augustine Vacation

Unless you plan your vacation in detail ahead of time, it can be difficult to know where to go for the most memorable sightseeing in St. Augustine. Fortunately, The Ocean Gallery has you covered! Below, you’ll find a list that we’ve put together of our favorite places for sightseeing. Enjoy!

Castillo de San Marcos

This historic castle by the sea—the Oldest Masonry Fort in the U.S.—is about as close to old-world Europe as you can get in America. Built by the Spanish in 1695, its massive structure contains four bastions from which you can look out over all of St. Augustine. It makes a striking impression against the city skyline.

The Historic District

Located in downtown St. Augustine, the Historic District holds the imagination captive in the realm of the past. Walk down the cobblestone streets and you’ll see houses from the Spanish and
British colonial eras, as well as vintage hotels from the Gilded Age which now serve as silent monuments to St. Augustine’s glory days.

Bridge of Lions

Built during the boom of the 1920’s, the Bridge of Lions serves as a graceful symbol of the majesty and deep roots of St. Augustine. Its Mediterranean influences, including the marble statues of proud lions, regal tile-roofed towers, and elegant arches, make it a stately, scenic element of the city’s backdrop. Take a stroll along the bridge and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this city immured in the past.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Being the Nation’s Oldest Port, it’s only reasonable to think that St. Augustine would have one of the coolest old lighthouses around. The lightkeeper’s house is on display as a museum dedicated to maritime antiquities and historical occurrences, and you can climb to the top of the huge lighthouse for the most picturesque views of the Ancient City!

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

The Oldest Catholic Church in Florida has magnificent stained-glass windows depicting the life of Saint Augustine of Hippo, the city’s namesake. Furthermore, the immense walls are filled with gigantic murals detailing the history of the Catholic Church in the Americas. It’s truly breathtaking!

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