Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine, Saint Augustine, Florida
40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, Florida| Map |
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was founded in 1565, making this lovely, historic church the oldest parish in the New World. Although it was destroyed several times by fire and war, today’s cathedral has been standing proudly since 1797. Constructed of locally famous coquina (shell stone), the structure is widely admired for its soaring bell tower, 204 foot tall crucifix and peaceful Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This National Historical Landmark still holds daily masses, and is also home to a series of lovely murals depicting Florida’s Catholic history. In 1976, Pope Paul VI even gave the church the distinction of Minor Basilica. Regardless of faith, visitors of all ages are welcome to admire the tranquil space or celebrate a mass. Though the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine may be more appropriate for adults and older children, even a quick stop in with the little ones is worthwhile.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is a popular spot for weddings, so visitors should try to schedule a visit during the week if possible.
Address: 40 Cathedral Pl., Saint Augustine, Florida| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 am, Sun 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm (Mass Times) More Info
Price: Free More Info