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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

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Address: 41 St. George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32085-1960
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+1 904-829-8205

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A pleasant surprise!

This was unexpected to see in historic Saint Augustine. The artwork here is incredible. The inner outdoor courtyard is also very nice. Inside the shrine, they provide candles for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was unexpected to see in historic Saint Augustine. The artwork here is incredible. The inner outdoor courtyard is also very nice. Inside the shrine, they provide candles for you to light for whichever prayers you wish to offer. There is also a small gift shop offering interesting goods for purchase.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The artwork is stunning, and admission is free. There is an exhibit and a movie, but if short on time, at least check out the shrine. It is fabulous.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent small shrine not to be missed while visiting St. Augustine. Breathtaking inside and a lovely gift shop as you exit.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gift shop carries several Nativity scenes made out of many different materials from many different countries. Great selection!

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Here you can learn about the History of the Greeks that came to the USA many years ago, their religion, it has a small shrine and museum that shows religious icons, cute gift shop

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

You would never expect an Orthodox Monastery in a place like St. Augustine. Small, quaint and spiritual... a bit of history and calm in the middle of a tourist area. Recommend.

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Auburndale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Shrine presents a lot of information regarding the first Greek immigrants to the New World and highlights some of their struggles. Beyond the history, there is a lot of beautiful Greek Orthodox art and decoration. A true gem tucked into the pedestrian only area of St George Street

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This tiny museum, shrine and museum are just precious. Beautiful religious pieces, a wonderful shrine of religious artwork, and a little movie about the tough conditions under which the first Greeks settled in St.Augustine. I was very impressed by the care that obviously went into putting this museum together.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stopped by here to do a quick tour. The place is very lovely. The shrine is so beautiful and relaxing. There are many museum type signs around to update you on history of the Orthodox church.

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Plymouth, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

small walk thru, very peaceful, reminded me of places I had been to in Greece. If you need a place to just sit and relax in the courtyard.

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