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

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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 was a place that we happened to walk through by chance while we were out walking. The grounds and buildings are well maintained very small museum with details about the Shrine, beautiful... 
    This was a place that we happened to walk through by chance while we were out walking. The grounds and buildings are well maintained very small museum with details about the Shrine, beautiful...  more »
  • The grounds are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit. I wish that I would have had more time to spend ther. 
    The grounds are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit. I wish that I would have had more time to spend ther.  more »
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  • A wonderful place to spend an afternoon just walking in the shade and enjoying the breeze. Whether you're a simple history buff or a Catholic but wants to know more about their faith, it is the place for you. I always stop here when passing through St. Johns County and I highly recommend you do the same if for nothing else to have some quiet time and relax. UPDATE: was here this past weekend and the chapel was air conditioned, which made the prayer time a little easier than in the past.
  • I love to take walks around the cemetery. It is so serene and relax.

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