The Spanish took 23 years to construct the massive defense structure. It was completed in 1672-1695. They used native coquina beach stone to build thick walls that could withstand multiple attacks by British troops.
The park boasts the uniqueness of having all living crocodiles as its resident species. This means that tourists can see more than native Florida reptiles. The Nile exhibit features a variety viewing areas and is Egyptian-themed.
The former Alcazar Hotel was built by Henry Flagler in 1888 and features one of America’s finest collections of decorative and fine arts from the 19th century. These collections are eclectic and include Tiffany glass as well fine furniture and porcelains.
The Ximenez – Fatio House originally was built in 1798 for the Ximenez Family. This gorgeous coquina stone architectural gem turned into a fashionable St. Augustine’s Boarding House that provided accommodations to many more distinguished guests.
In the historic district of Castle Warden Hotel is now home to 800 exhibits that represent Robert Ripley’s curiosities collection. The Odditorium has delighted, surprised, and entertained visitors since 1950 with its unique displays of unusual and strange objects.