Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida

Cornerstone laid 1793

The first parish in what would become the United States, St. Augustine traces its roots to the landing of Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles on the Florida coast in 1565. The parish church became the cathedral of the new diocese of St. Augustine in 1870. Only the walls and facade of the original church remain; the rest of the present church was rebuilt after an 1887 fire. It was made a basilica in 1976.


Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine


R. Galgano, Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico

R. Kapitzke, Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine