St Augustine City Tour
St. Augustine is a famous city in Florida, considered a corner of Spanish tenderness and good life, even by the standards of a developed state. Together with the American Butler company you can visit this cozy city, go on interesting excursions, just have a good rest, swim in the warmth of the harbor and walk along the cozy streets of St Augustine, learn a lot of new and interesting things. What is this amazing city built by the very first in America?
St. Augustine City and its history
Back in the 15th century, an ever-young and beautiful city called St. Augustine appeared on the maps.
It is the central city in the small county of St Johns, which has many lands, but only about three thousand inhabitants.
This city became the first city in America. In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon, a navigator, landed here in search of the legendary source of eternal beauty and youth. He gave the name of the land found "Florida" - a blooming, subsequently the state received this name. Pedro Menendez de Avila, a Spanish admiral sent to defend the French from the government, in 1564 founded a fort here, which later became the city of St. Augustine.
St. Augustine is located on an island near the coast, and in its safe harbors any ships will find salvation from storms and wind, rampant in this part of Florida unfriendly to sailors.
Traditionally, for cities harboring tropical heat, St. Augustine’s streets are quite narrow.
The sea wind is walking along the streets, and the climate is mild and comfortable. That is why St. Augustine in the United States is similar to Menton and Nice in the depths of France, unbroken in the comfort of Provence.
Residents of the city itself live mainly in the neighborhoods near the harbor, and the outskirts with rare huts look lonely and abandoned.
Sights in St. Augustine
- Defender of the town - Castillo de San Marcos, built in the 17th century on the beautiful model of Castilla. It does not cause delight in people familiar with military affairs, but it leads to the ecstasy of archaeologists and antique dealers with numerous towers, battlements, ancient cannons and mortars, which are more dangerous for shooters than for gunmen;
- The unusual Pons De Leon Hotel has been operating since 1888 and was built with the famous Alcazar Hotel Henry Flagler. The main innovation at that time is the shell rock as a raw material for the composite material from which the building was built. In addition, it was the first electrified hotel in the city, and even had to specifically hire people who put out the lights in the rooms, as the guests were afraid to touch the switches.
- The Memorial Presbyterian Church on Valencia Street is an amazingly beautiful building, similar to the Venetian Basilica of St. Mark, which is worth a visit to all lovers of beautiful architecture.
What to do in this town
The main pleasure in St Augustine is walks, and not without reason: the city is amazingly beautiful. The central part is very reminiscent of Spain: necessarily the bars on all windows, every homeowner always has a “patio” - a small courtyard inside surrounded by delicate columns, intricate balconies that compete with roofs in complexity and beauty of stucco ornaments and decorations the streets: Creoles, Indians, nuns and priests, mulattos and English true ladies with gentlemen.
We should not forget about the local markets overflowing with food - fresh meat and vegetables, various tropic fruits and other products are so inexpensive that it is a pleasure to live here.
City Tours to St. Augustine from Miami
The well-known and reliable company American Butler invites you to visit this resort, admire the architecture and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, visit local museums and just stroll through the small streets of the city.
With American Butler, you don’t have to worry about the details: the company will fully take care of the rest at a good price. American Butler - quality rest and reasonable prices.
|Duration of the tour||14-16 hours|