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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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Must see in Old St. Augustine.

Great small peaceful corner in St. Augustine on St. George Street. very spiritual space to reflect for a few minutes. All Greeks should definitely go.Anyone who is religious even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
nicthegreek2013
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great small peaceful corner in St. Augustine on St. George Street. very spiritual space to reflect for a few minutes. All Greeks should definitely go.Anyone who is religious even if they are another denomination should attend and take in the history and culture of this jewel.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little spot is a hidden gem. Founded in the early 1700s, it is a quiet shrine that most people probably just pass by. Beautiful Greek Orthodox art and artifacts.

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Jacksonvile Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but moving and gorgeous. Such a serene and beautiful stop - tucked into the main walking street of the historic shopping district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like looking at the beautiful insides of churches, don't pass up this tiny little gem. It's free to walk in and is covered with arched ceilings (just the height of a regular room) and wall murals that are just beautiful throughout the tiny church/chapel. There's a lot of history explained about the early people in this area. Plus... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the midst of the crowded, noisy St. George Street, you'll find this welcomed corner of tranquility and renewal. It may be a little difficult to find, but well worth the visit. The chapel here at St. Photios is completely restored and beautifully decorated with Byzantine-style frescoes. Be sure to speak with the volunteers who will be happy to tell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a brochure and probably wouldn't have sought this place out - but I walked by and thought "why not?" It is free, small, informative, and very beautiful. Soulful music creates a world apart from the tourists outside. Displays and photos tell about yet another group that was brought to this city and made its mark. I brought my... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noticed this little gem walking down St. George Street. A beautiful, Greek Orthodox Shrine that should not be passed. It is breathtaking. You can just walk in and take a quick look but take a few minutes to read a little of the shrine's history. The gift shop has some nice items.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking around Old Town early in the morning and saw a little courtyard outside of the Shrine. I just had to walk in and explore the area. There is a beautifully preserved original wooden door on display before you walk into the shrine. It was a very cold morning and the warmth inside the shrine was divine. Many... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this during a walk, and stopped in to explore. I've never been in a Greek Orthodox church, so wasn't sure what the shrine would be like. Very peaceful, and a lot of interesting information and displays.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Take some time from the crush of St. George Street to visit this shrine. Light a candle, be amazed by the hand painted walls. I found it to be truly peaceful.

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