Saint Augustine is a city located in St. Johns County, Florida, United States of America. Saint Augustine is also known as "Ancient City" or "Old City". The town was settled by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565. Saint Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied and European-settled city in the United States of America. In present, Saint Augustine has a population of nearly 13.000 residents and an area of 10.7 square miles. Notable former or current residents of Saint Augustine include doctor Andrew Anderson, the first black general in the States - Jorge Biassou, actor Richard Boone, pianist Ray Charles, novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and composer Sidney Homer.
Top Attractions within Saint Augustine
Avero House is also known as the Site of Minorcan Chapel or St. Photlos Greek Orthodox National Shrine and is a historical attraction of Saint Augustine. The house was dedicated to the first Greek colony which established in the United States of America in the mid 18th century. The house works as a museum and has great exhibitions depicting the life of the Greeks that settled in the country.
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse is located in Saint Augustine and is the oldest wood structure in America that was used as a school. The date of the construction of the school is not known, but the building was first mentioned in documents in the first years of the 18th century. You can visit this attraction daily from 9 to 5 and a tour guide will give you information regarding the its history.
Villa Zorayda or Zorayda Castle is located on 83 King Street, in Saint Augustine. The building was inspired by the Alhambra Palace from Granada, Spain. It was built in 1883 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Amici is an Italian restaurant located on Saint Augustine Beach. The eatery offers delicious seafood and homemade desserts. Our recommendation: the great calzone, made exactly like in Italy.