We spent the day in Old St Augustine. I am going to show you some of it’s history, local dinning, local shopping and The Cisco Kids favorite local Ice cream shop. The city of St Augustine founded by the Spanish in 1565. Making St Augustine the oldest City in the United States.
We visited the big fort is also called The Castillo de San Marcos. In October 1672 construction began on the fort . The fort is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Its scarred walls still stand witness to over 330 years of history and culture. We took our time and looked at all the cannons and ventured through all the interesting lower level room. One room held all the gun powder. This room was not easily found because of the small crawl space you had to go through in order to get to it. the Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World.
The bridge entering the Fort.