The historical Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the seat of the Roman Catholic bishop of St. Augustine. First established in the 1560s, the cathedral was named a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The Spanish Colonial-style cathedral that stands today is the fourth attempt to establish a lasting church in the city. The three previous buildings burned down: once due to natural causes and twice from British attacks. Today's cathedral was built from coquina stone quarried from nearby to help make it more fireproof. Visit "America's First Parish" for a closer look at the colonial history of this quaint town. The church's interiors have been undergoing some reconstruction, so you might need to duck under scaffolding. To visit Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine on your trip to St. Augustine, use our St. Augustine trip itinerary planning site.
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This was the only church open for public viewing and was well worth the stop. Such a beautiful church and right in the center of town!
This was the only church open for public viewing and was well worth the stop. Such a beautiful church and right in the center of town! more »
Gorgeous cathedral located only three blocks from the bay front. The painted ceilings were bright and joyful. Pews were open if you wanted to linger. TIP: there’s an opportunity to donate as soon as.... more
Gorgeous cathedral located only three blocks from the bay front. The painted ceilings were bright and joyful. Pews were open if you wanted to linger. TIP: there’s an opportunity to donate as soon as.... more »
It is one of the most beautiful temples in Florida. This cathedral with hundreds of years of history is awesome outside and inside. The internal chapels are beautiful and the detail of the glass windows is astonishing. The music with the very old organ is a pleasure to hear and the altar is full of details.
Beautiful, historic Catholic Cathedral. The renovations since 1965 have made an effort to retain elements of the church's long history in St. Augustine. A reminder to visitors that it is the oldest Catholic parish in the United States, established in1565.
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