Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, St. Augustine

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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  • We visited Saint Augustine during Easter Week. The Cathedral Basilica is a historic landmark. The ornate Church on the national registry. It was built in 1790.  more »
  • We were able to go inside and see the beautiful interior and take pictures and it was very nice! We spent about 20 minutes there.  more »
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  • Breathtaking. I grew up Catholic and the Basilica brought back a ton of memories. We just walked through on our own but they do offer paid tours. The architecture was stunning. I felt just a sense of joy when I was walking through. Pictures are allowed in certain parts. I would have loved to stay a bit longer but we had toddlers who were not in a patient mood.
  • Beautiful St. Augustine. It’s great living in North Central Florida and being able in just under 2 hour visit this lovely city. The candy shop and The Spice and Tea Exchange. These 2 places are visited every time.
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