USA/FL: St. Augustine – Colonial Quarter

St. Augustine is the oldest permanently occupied European settlement in the present day USA, founded by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in 1565 during his quest to find the fountain of youth. The town has a lot of well-preserved colonial architecture in a relatively small densely-packed historic district also known as the colonial quarter. Particularly architecturally spectacular are the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Bridge of Lions, Bridge of Lions, the oldest wooden school house, and fairytale-looking castle of the Flagler College