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Castillo de San Marcos

About Castillo de San Marcos

On our recent visit to Saint Augustine, Florida we spent a few hours exploring its Spaniard built fort: Castillo de San Marcos. It’s a 17th century fort and the oldest fort in the United States. It has endured many battles, raids, wars and sieges, including a 2 month siege when British forces arrived in November 1702 to take over which at that time, Spanish territory.

The 21 acre fort was built using a stone called “coquina” found only in the Saint Augustine area which is actually made from the shells of dead shellfish that bonded together. The grass that surrounds the fort is actually a dry moat which once had water to aid in keeping enemies out.

There are cannon fire demonstrations held daily, you don’t want to miss that. Just remember to plug your ears and enjoy the show!

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Camera: Canon 80D

Lens: Canon 18-135mm STM

Edited: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Music: “Battle of Cortez” Non Stop Producer Series

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We were hosted by St Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau as always, opinions are own.

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