St. Augustine, Florida | The Nation's Old City
St. Augustine, Florida, is the first continuously inhabited city in the Continental U.S.
It's also called the Old City or Ancient City.
St. Augustine was founded by Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565. He named the city 'San Augustin'.
St. Augustine celebrated its 450th anniversary in 2015.
The city is located in the Northeast section of Florida. It borders on the section of the Intracoastal Waterway known as Matanzas Bay.
Today, locals and travelers alike enjoy the historic ambiance of the Old City. The city carefully preserves its centuries-old buildings and brick-paved streets.
People travel here from all over the world for the history, charm and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches, which are within close proximity of the city.
There are many famous attractions in St. Augustine. One is the Bridge of Lions. The bridge spans Matanzas Bay from the Old City to Anastasia Island.
The bridge is named for two famous lion statues on its west end where they guard the bridge. The lions face the historic section of St. Augustine. They're named File et Firme, or Spanish for Faithful and Firm.
The lions are the icons of the Old City and the most photographed attraction in St. Augustine.
I'm Gail Kraker, and I searched for small replicas of the lions on the bridge for my home for a year without finding anything. I wondered about it for another three years, then decided people who love St. Augustine deserve better. I made it my mission to bring small replicas to our beloved city.
I am pleased to offer the first and only small marble replicas of the lions on the bridge in St. Augustine. They resemble the lions in St. Augustine in every way, down to the inscriptions along their sides. They're made of white Italian Carrara marble, the same marble the lions on the bridge are made of. Now you can have small replicas for your very own home!