Budget Travel: St Augustine Home to Most Beautiful Church!

As all the locals know, St. Augustine is a great place to live. In this part of my site, I share news articles from around the nation where our fair city has been featured. In this one, Budget Travel proclaims St. Augustine’s Memorial Presbyterian one of “America’s Most Beautiful Churches”.

The Presbyterian Church stands regally in the center of St. Augustine.
The Presbyterian Church stands regally in the center of St. Augustine.

VACATION IDEAS: America’s Most Beautiful Churches {excerpt}

From a Romanesque-Byzantine cathedral in New York to a modern wood-and-glass chapel on the Pacific coast in California, these elaborate churches will take your breath away.

The design of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida, was inspired by Venetian Renaissance style and the church features a 150-foot tall copper dome with a 20-foot tall Greek Cross at the top. The the great Baptismal Font at Memorial Presbyterian Church was carved from a solid chunk of Siena marble. Railroad magnate Henry Flagler built Memorial Presbyterian Church as a memorial to his daughter.

We get bragged about a lot here in St. Augustine. This piece is excerpted from the January 7, 2014 article on Budget Travel’s site. Join me as I explore why this city is so amazing…



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