Plaza de la Constitucion
Plaza de la Constitucion
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Grandma Bert can be seen ahead exploring this peaceful corner of St. Augustine.
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Another quiet, shady place in the plaza.
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Juan Ponce de Leon, the first European to arrive in present-day Florida.
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The statue is life size and the trolley drivers said Ponce de Leon was only 4 feet 11 inches tall; however, at the Fountain of Youth archaeological site, they say that measurements of his armor and surviving clothing put him at well over 5 feet tall. An Internet search does not resolve the question of his height.
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Granndpa Roy takes a break at the plaza.
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The obelisk monument was erected in 1812 while St. Augustine was still under Spanish rule to commemorate the Spanish Constitution – which used the American Constitution and Bill of Rights as its model.
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Cannon were displayed all over the city. The Plaza was no different.
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Story of the Plaza de la Constitucion.
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Spanish moss and Government House, adjacent to the plaza.
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The Bridge of Lions is directly across from the plaza.