Earlier visitors entered St. Augustine through this City Gate.

City Gate

Take an iconic selfie with this historical landmark.

The City Gate marking the north side of St. George Street, holds more significance than merely being two pillars standing next to each other. In 1808, St. Augustine residents built the structure entirely out of coquina and used it as a line of defense against attacks.

It was historically used for access into the city and protection for people living there at the time. Visitors can now walk through the gate in the same way in which many have done before them. 

The City Gate is across the street from the Castillo de San Marcos, so be sure to see both important landmarks.