Scenic Sunday # 80: Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida. August 4, 2009.

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I’ve been to St. Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest city, several times.  There are many interesting things to see and do in St. Augustine, but one of the most fascinating places to visit is Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort that was constructed to protect the town.  Construction began in 1672 and Castillo de San Marcos in the oldest masonry fort in North America.  It is also the only 17th century fort still standing.  The fort was never captured in spite of several attacks from Spain’s enemies.

Castillo de San Marcos contains a great deal of history, but it is also a very scenic place to visit.


I’m grateful for all the fascinating history of this country that has been preserved for us to enjoy today.

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12 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 80: Castillo de San Marcos”

  1. imac Says:

    It certainly looks a fab place to visit Grorge, from your slendid shots.

  2. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a wonderful structure, what glory it must have been.

  3. eileeninmd Says:

    Wonderful shot, with a beautiful sky. Looks like a great day to sightsee.

  4. Linnea Says:

    It must have been a busy place in its heyday. I’ve always wanted to go to St. Augustine; now you’ve reminded me of my desire to see it. Have a great day and week.

  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This is just so intreguing! Was there anywhere to go inside, or were there just ruins? What is the red on the turret thingy? I clicked to get a better look, but still can’t tell.

  6. Carletta Says:

    It was years ago I was in St. Augustine and there was much I missed. I do remember it being a place I loved spending time in.
    You always give us interesting places George. 🙂

  7. Tricia Says:

    Oh the history there! I’d love to visit!

  8. Linda Jacobs Says:

    I love the green and blue together with the stone as a contrast!

  9. Cheryl Says:

    Its amazing to see yet more beautiful history!

  10. Mary Says:

    This looks like something Mike would like a lot. We tend to look for stuff like this when we travel. Nice shot of the walls!

  11. busy bee suz Says:

    What a great view…but what about all the ‘ghosts’…did you see any. :0

  12. MaryBeth Says:

    I would love to visit there. So many great things to see. MB

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