|Saint Augustine Falls City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Counties||Saint Johns County|
|Total Area||12.74 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||29.8944° N, 81.3147° W|
|Time Zome||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||The Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, The Lightner Museum, The Oldest Store Museum|
St. Augustine is a city in the U.S state of Florida. It was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles on August 28, 1565. It was attacked and burned by Sir Francis Drake in 1586. In 1668 it was plundered by pirates and in 1702 and 1740 it was attacked by the British forces. The city became a possession of the United States till1845 when it turned into a U.S. state. It then flourished and was made the county seat of St. Johns County.
The city being the most tourist-visited place has a number of hotels that offer world-class services to its customers. These hotels provide neat and tidy rooms and sumptuous food. Casa Monica Hotel, St. George Inn, Clarion Collection Casa del Mar, Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront, Casa Monica Hotel, Bayfront Marin House, Comfort Suites Downtown, Country Inn & Suites St. Augustine I-95, Clarion Collection Castillo Real, Anastasia Inn, Ocean Blue Motel II and Villas on the Bay are the outstanding hotels in the city.
Places to Visit:
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park - one of Florida's oldest continuously running attractions, Anastasia State Recreation Area -a Florida State Park, Bridge of Lions -a bascule bridge, Castillo de San Marcos -a Spanish built fort, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine -a historic cathedral, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Fort Mose Historic State Park -a U.S. National Historic Landmark, Fountain of Youth- a legendary spring are the notable highlights of the city. Gonzalez-Alvarez House -a historic home, Lightner Museum, Museum of Weapons & Early American History, Old St. Johns County Jail, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and Zorayda Castle include the historical monuments of the city that fascinate the tourists.
Last Updated On : March 19, 2013