Northeast Coast Sights

Plaza de la Constitución

  • St. George St. and Cathedral Pl. Map It
  • St. Augustine
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 09/18/2015

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At the foot of the Bridge of Lions, this central area of the original settlement was laid out in 1598 by decree of Spain's King Philip II. At its core is a monument to the Spanish constitution of 1812, and at its east end is a portico dating from early American days. This is where products and, regrettably, people were sold, earning the area the twin names of "public market" and "slave market." Today, it's the gathering spot for holiday events, art shows, and evening concerts. Toward the bridge, look for the life-size statue of Ponce de León. The man who "discovered" Florida in 1513 was, apparently, all of 4' 11".

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St. George St. and Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

Map It

Published 09/18/2015


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