Best Tours in St. Augustine, FL: The Cathedral Basilica

Whether you’re looking to enhance your spiritual journey or you are simply interested in the beautiful history, art, and Spanish architecture of St. Augustine, FL, you’ll find what you’re looking for on a tour of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

Step Back in TimeThe exterior of the Cathedral Bascilica of St. Augustine. A spire rises on the left and a bell tower rises on the right.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest Catholic parish, dating back to its construction in 1793-1797. It has undergone many changes since then, including two fires, reconstructions, additions, and remodels, but the essence remains. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1970 and features murals, stained glass windows, and wood-beamed ceilings. It’s a truly breathtaking experience that you will definitely want to include on your trip to St. Augustine.

The Details

You do not have to be Catholic to experience this tour. All are welcome. Docents are available for questions from Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Formal tours begin at 3 p.m. each day. Group tours are available by appointment as well as and can be presented in Spanish and American Sign Language (again, by appointment). The tour includes a guided walk through the main parts of the cathedral as well as the lesser-used areas such as the choir loft, sacristy, confessional, baptistery, and chapel. The tour lasts approximately one hour, and tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children between 6 and 12 (under 6 are free). 

Stay with Us

Our inn is located only a few blocks from the Cathedral Basilica and it’s an easy, fun activity that you can do between visiting other attractions. While you’re walking around the area, consider stopping for lunch or dinner at Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille or A1A Ale Works nearby. There are so many things to do near the inn that it’s easy to fill your day with memorable moments! Book a stay today and see what beautiful rich history you can discover in St. Augustine!