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When you visit our site, you are praying with hundreds of thousands of holy men and women who walked this land.

To further your communion with these hidden saints, you may wish to visit these nearby mission sites (respecting ongoing archaeological work).

Map of mission sites coming soon!

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North Central Florida is Holy Ground.

Eating, Visiting, & Staying Nearby

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Our shrine is nestled between the charming towns of Alachua and High Springs. Both have many rich opportunities for dining and culture. (Maps Coming Soon!)

 

From the time of the missions until today, High Springs has been a landmark known for its famous Springs: Poe Springs, Ginnie Springs, Gilchrist Springs, Ichetucknee Springs, and O'Leno State Park.

Approx. 20 minutes away on US-441/I-75 lies the city of Gainesville. Be sure to visit the University of Florida and its museums. See here for a calendar of Gainesville Events: visitGainesville.com

For nearby places to stay on your pilgrimage and for our special rates, email pilgrimages@santafeshrine.org.

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Farther Afield

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Our shrine is approximately  two hours away from important pilgrimage destinations, in St. Augustine and Tallahassee.

St. Augustine is the home of our partner shrine (Mission Nombre de Dios, Our Lady of La Leche). The cathedral of our diocese is also in St. Augustine.

The Basilica of the Martyrs of La Florida will be located (Deo Volente) in Tallahassee. pray for the canonization of the Florida Martyrs. Currently, Tallahassee is host to the Mission San Luis de Apalachee Site.

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