St Augustine Castillo de San Marcos Photos

Castillo de San Marcos (1740-2) was a Spanish fort dedicated to St Mark, built to protect Spanish treasure ships as they stopped at St Augustine before embarking across the Atlantic to deliver gold & silver to Spain. The fort was in turn used by the British & the Americans as they took over the Florida territory. Today the fort is run by the National Park Service.

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Castillo de San Marcos Spanish fort now run by the National Park Service guards Matanzas Inlet. St Augustine, FL.Corner guard post of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Burgundy Cross flag of first Spanish Colonial period in Florida over Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Drawbridge of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Castillo de San Marcos Spanish fort (1672-95) now run by the National Park Service guards Matanzas Inlet. St Augustine, FL. On National Register.Corner guard post of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Burgundy Cross flag of first Spanish Colonial period in Florida (1506-1785) over Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Drawbridge of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Sole entrance & second drawbridge of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.National Parks interpreter in mid 18th C Spanish Colonial uniform Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Dry moat of Castillo de San Marcos. Wet moat not required to protect against tunneling sappers because water table is naturally high. St Augustine, FL.Replica of shield of Castille et Leon of early Spanish empire at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Sole entrance & second drawbridge of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.National Parks interpreter in mid 18th C Spanish Colonial uniform Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Dry moat of Castillo de San Marcos. Wet moat not required to protect against tunneling sappers because water table is naturally high. St Augustine, FL.Replica of shield of Castille et Leon of early Spanish empire at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Corroded original of Castille et Leon royal shield which graced ravelin of Castillo de San Marcos from 1752-1958. St Augustine, FL.Interior courtyard of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Spanish conquistador patrols Castillo de San Marcos walls. St Augustine, FL.Antique cannon in courtyard of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Corroded original of Castille et Leon royal shield which graced ravelin of Castillo de San Marcos from 1752-1958. St Augustine, FL.Interior courtyard of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Spanish conquistador patrols Castillo de San Marcos walls. St Augustine, FL.Antique cannon in courtyard of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Spanish royal crest on 4,800 lb bronze cannon with range of 3.5 miles at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.El Milanes scroll on cannon made in Milan Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Part of cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Mortar in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Spanish royal crest on 4,800 lb bronze cannon (1764) with range of 3.5 miles at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.El Milanes scroll on cannon made in Milan Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Part of cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Mortar in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Mortar in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Iron cannons in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Barracks as configured when British held Castillo de San Marcos in 1763 with four men per bunk. St Augustine, FL.Replica of native Floridian Indian shell gorget inscribed with warrior holding severed head at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Mortar in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Iron cannons in cannon collection at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Barracks as configured when British held Castillo de San Marcos in 1763 with four men per bunk. St Augustine, FL.Replica of native Floridian Indian shell gorget inscribed with warrior holding severed head at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Replica of native Floridian shell black drink bowl inscribed with Indian in feathers at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Metal model of layout of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.American hot shot oven on ramparts of Castillo de San Marcos over Matanzas Inlet. St Augustine, FL.Cannon of Castillo de San Marcos guards Matanzas Inlet & Usina Bridge. St Augustine, FL.
Replica of native Floridian shell black drink bowl inscribed with Indian in feathers at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Metal model of layout of Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.American hot shot oven on ramparts of Castillo de San Marcos over Matanzas Inlet. St Augustine, FL.Cannon of Castillo de San Marcos guards Matanzas Inlet & Usina Bridge. St Augustine, FL.
Castillo de San Marcos + Francis & Mary Usina Bridge. St Augustine, FL.Francis & Mary Usina Bridge to Villano Beach. St Augustine, FL.House along Matanzas Inlet opposite Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Castillo de San Marcos + Francis & Mary Usina Bridge. St Augustine, FL.Francis & Mary Usina Bridge to Villano Beach. St Augustine, FL.House along Matanzas Inlet opposite Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.

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