The city of St. Augustine, Florida is one of the oldest colonies in the United States. The Spanish landed on the area around the 1560s and has continuously been occupied ever since.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the Spanish government?s attempt to convert the Native American locals to Catholics. This structure, which is built from 1793 to 1797, is the fourth Spanish attempt to establish the religion in the area, is a designated National Historic Landmark.
Upon the completion of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, the area has become more stable and started to grow better. The structure served as a strong tie between the settlers and the locals. This relationship was celebrated by lighting the chandelier in the nave of the church, which was also never allowed to be off by more than a moment for more than 100 years.
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