25) Cathedral of Saint Augustine
The parish of St. Augustine was established in 1594 and is the oldest parish in the United States. The present Cathedral of St. Augustine, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed in 1797 in the Spanish Mission style. After a fire gutted the church in 1887, it was restored by New York City architect James Renwick, who added the Spanish Renaissance style bell tower. The oil paintings representing the stations of the cross are copies of ones in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel. The Cathedral also has beautiful Victorian stained glass windows and altars of sculpted marble.
The Cathedral is at 38 Cathedral Place, between Charlotte and St. George Streets in St. Augustine. Tours are available daily at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (904) 824-2806.