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St. George Street, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Unfortunately the Sanchez house wasn't open on my last two visits
  • Since I love old homes, this place gave me a chance to explore and take some great photographs

    • by Lacie

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      Along the busy and beautiful pedestrian route of St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida, there’s one nice attraction that showcases the city’s ancient history. Colonial Spanish Quarter Village allows visitors to see what life was like in St. Augustine in 1740 through the use of reconstructed 18th century homes, people in period costume, and occasionally special activities like craft demonstrations. Spanish Quarter is small but pleasant; it can be crowded when children run here and

      there, but it is mostly quiet.

      I loved Colonial Spanish Quarter Village, made up of the Casa de Gallegos, a Spanish-style home that’s small on the outside but more luxurious on the inside; Casa de Gomez, a timber house that currently houses a workshop; Casa de Triay, where tickets are purchased; Casa de Florencia, the Spanish Quarter gift shop; Casas de Gonzales and de Hita, one a small 18th century tavern, the other a reconstructed home; and ...

      • the De Mesa/Sanchez House, which you need a special extra ticket to enter. Unfortunately the Sanchez house wasn’t open on my last two visits. Since I love old homes, this place gave me a chance to explore and take some great photographs.

        The homes are quaint and really express what life was like for colonial residents of “San Agustin” as it was known by the Spanish. The Spanish Quarter gift shop not only sells items that were

        made by the craftsmen in the village, but also has t-shirts, souvenirs like art prints and shot glasses, ship models, and many other wonderful things.

        I always enjoy shopping here; it’s my favorite St. George Street store. There is also a large book selection with many titles pertaining to St. Augustine’s history. Once you exit Spanish Quarter, don’t miss the beautiful St. Photios Greek Orthodox shrine, which is located within the old village but isn’t part of the tour.

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