St Augustine: Cathedral Basilica St Augustine Florida

Cathedral Basilica St Augustine Florida


Visiting and viewing some of the Old City’s architecture is one of many great Historical Things to Do in St Augustine FL. One of the most noticeable features about St Augustine Fla is the Old City’s unique architecture. Filled with structures and places that date back centuries, St Augustine Fla is widely renowned for its different examples of Spanish colonial and revival style architecture. One structure in particular, the Cathedral Basilica St Augustine, is a beautiful example of 18th century architecture and the diocese itself has proven to be very important to the life and culture of St Augustine Fla.

Known today as America’s first parish, the Cathedral Basilica St Augustine Florida was founded on Sept. 8, 1565. The first structure and two that followed were destroyed by fire and war until finally the current structure was erected. When planning the current Cathedral Basilica St Augustine, parishioners sought to build a mission church from inflammable materials, as the previous structures were destroyed by fire. Seeing that St Augustine had an endless supply of coquina, a sedimentary rock that forms from decomposed seashells over time, parishioners decided to build the new cathedral using this beautiful stone. After taking five years (from 1793 to 1797) to construct the Cathedral Basilica St Augustine, this structure became a famous site in America’s Oldest City. Widely recognized for its large bell tower which houses four bells, one of which is believed to have been from the first structure, this sacred place is often visited by tourists coming to the city, and many attend mass and other special services when in town. It was also made into a National Historical Landmark, and this location is often a favored place to hold a St Augustine Wedding as Catholics throughout the country are familiar with the historical significance of this place. Our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast is also available for a St Augustine Beach Wedding and we are happy to accommodate your wedding party.

In addition to the beautiful mission cathedral, the Cathedral Basilica St Augustine Florida also houses on its grounds the 204-foot-high "Beacon of Faith" crucifix, Prince of Peace Votive Church, and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Visit this beautiful structure when on your Vacation in St Augustine FL and stay with us in our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast on historic Charlotte Street.

Cathedral-Basilica Parish
35 Treasury Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30-4:30 PM
Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00 PM
Sunday Eucharist: 7:00 AM-9:00 AM- 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Weekday Eucharist: Monday-Saturday 7am

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