San Agustín, Florida, or Spanish origin in the United States

We keep discovering more treasures within the United States, and while, we realize the important historical and cultural heritage left Spain in the country. Therefore, Today we travel to St. Augustine, San Agustín, Spanish forgive the redundancy.

This peaceful and beautiful town of just over 10.000 people, which was founded in 1565 by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, It is considered the oldest US. continental. Its function was to be defensive bastion of Florida pirate attacks and English raids, as this along with Cuba defended the Strait and the Bahamas Channel. As a result you could control the passage from Europe to America, Route fleet and trade with overseas territories.

Next we will show some of its historic buildings and memorials, because it is a city that proudly maintains its history and lovingly saved numerous examples of Spanish colonial architecture.

Castillo de San Marcos:

This gem is an example of Renaissance fortification erected in 1672, being the first Spanish strongest empire in this territory. La fortress, also used as shelter, was emblematic of Spain's presence in North America and was never taken by any adversary. On it still flies the flag with the Cross of Burgundy Spanish on white background, Flag Spanish Armada Empire.

FUERTE DE MARCOS, FLORIDA

 

Fort Matanzas:

Spanish fort built in Empire 1740 po protect the Castillo de San Marcos in raids across the Matanzas River and avoid too well the siege by land.

Matanzas

 

Old City Gates:

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Flagler College (1888): One of the Colleges most prestigious Florida.

Flagler College

 

Shrine of Our Lady of Milk and Good Childbirth (1620):

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Villa Zorayda (1883):

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Historical center:

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Flags waving in San Agustín always:

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The five flags that have flown in from San Agustín 1565. From the left: US Flag. UU.; Flag of the Confederate States, the modern flag of Spain, British flag and the old Spanish flag with the Cross of Burgundy.

Written by Miguel Angel García