National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine

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#8 of 26 in Historic Sites in St. Augustine
Mission · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
The history of National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios dates back to Europe's early settlers on what's now U.S. soil. Florida's first Spanish settlers founded the mission in the second half of the 16th century as the religious center and a way to spread the Christian faith among the local Native American tribes. The land, close to the spot where Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed in 1565--marked by a 62 m (204 ft) tall cross--now hosts several churches and shrines. You can enjoy the serene atmosphere, visit holy sites, the mission's museum, monuments, and historic landmarks. Donations are accepted. You might want to bring insect repellent to fight off the mosquitoes. Arrange to visit National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios and other attractions in St. Augustine using our St. Augustine online driving holiday planner.
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  • This is a beautiful place. I have wanted to go for several years. The grounds are well maintained and there are some beautiful statues. While there, mass was being held. After mass was over, there...  more »
  • We visited here while in the area sightseeing. We wanted to see the huge cross however we could not get very close because of construction so we walked around the path and looked at all the stations.....  more »
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  • I love to take walks around the cemetery. It is so serene and relax.
  • Clean and well-kept. A small museum with artifacts from Spanish Colonial missionaries and later Catholic missions in Florida.

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