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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

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Address: 41 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3607
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Beautiful!

We popped in here just by chance while walking down St. George street and it is an amazing and historical place. Gorgeous inside, respectful, quiet and houses some incredible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
senseiblackburn
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Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We popped in here just by chance while walking down St. George street and it is an amazing and historical place. Gorgeous inside, respectful, quiet and houses some incredible artifacts and real religious relics. I was surprised to find so much here.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very quiet and nice place visit and meditate, visit is free although there are no tour guides, you can get literature

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place is through a little hidden alley that so many people pass by. Being an Atheist, churches obviously aren't my thing. But something about walking into a shrine of any kind with that kind of music playing is just relaxing. Being respectful of course, we lit our own candles in the shrines and paid respect to the memorial of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A place with amazing things to see, learn and also is one of the oldest churches. Very quiet and spiritual when you walk in. This is a church but a museum at the same time. I would recommend this place.

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Shelby Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Well worth the visit to this beautiful orthodox shrine. With having a Greek daughter in law I learnt so much and was able to go home and talk about the things I had learnt and seen. To me it was beautiful.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A hidden gem on St. George Street. This is a really quiet and peaceful place to visit while in St. Augustine and there is a really cool gift shop there as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Loved this unexpected attraction on George's Street. The history of the Greek people in New Smyrna Florida was fascinating! I love learning the early history of our State and love all the attractions of St Augustine.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I am not Greek Orthodox, but can see the beauty in this place...small,quaint, but packed with its history and a good amount of important artifacts for those who are Greek Orthodox. I love visiting places of worship-paceful....enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We tell everyone who visits St. Augustine to stop by St. Photios. The well-curated exhibit tells a story of the first Greek settlers in North America. It is a wonderful spot to reflect on history and to meditate as well in the beautiful chapel. There is a gift shop as well offering Greek delicacies and religious icons. It is worth... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife is Russian Orthodox and several Greek Orthodox friends suggested we stop by. She was very pleased with our visit. This is not a sanctuary but more like a shrine. The small shrine area is very beautiful and well kept. It's a nice stop and takes only 15-30 minutes to wander through. A tribute to the Greek Orthodox immigrants.

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