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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

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Address: 41 St. George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32085-1960
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Peaceful, beautiful shrine

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Middle Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning shrine.the shrine is as beautiful as any church you will visit.the entire history of greek immigration to the u.s. is covered.this building served as sanctuary for the survivors of the first greek settlement.a hidden gem in the middle of tourist st.augustine's st.george street.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little shrine is so peaceful and calm. You can see the history of Greek Culture in Florida absolutely free. Their shrine also has a small chapel which was all painted by hand.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

step down a passageway of the main pedestrian street and you discover the story of the first Greek colony in the new world. Nice small replica of an Orthodox sanctuary

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both spiritual and historical. This is both a museum and a shrine with new frescoes (I didn't know artists were still painting them) in the Byzantine style, painted directly on wet plaster on the walls and ceilings. The history part was so well done, I spent longer than I meant to (annoying my family). You learn all about the Greeks... More 

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

In the middle of St. George St with all the tourist hustle and bustle is a gem! Lovely Greek Orthodox Shrine - well worth stopping to see the shrine for some meditation and peaceable reflection.

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was unexpected to see in historic Saint Augustine. The artwork here is incredible. The inner outdoor courtyard is also very nice. Inside the shrine, they provide candles for you to light for whichever prayers you wish to offer. There is also a small gift shop offering interesting goods for purchase.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The artwork is stunning, and admission is free. There is an exhibit and a movie, but if short on time, at least check out the shrine. It is fabulous.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Magnificent small shrine not to be missed while visiting St. Augustine. Breathtaking inside and a lovely gift shop as you exit.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The gift shop carries several Nativity scenes made out of many different materials from many different countries. Great selection!

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