Knowles Memorial Chapel in Winter Park
This church in the city of Winter Park in Central
Florida was built in 1932 by architect Ralph A. Cram.
The church is built in the Renaissance style. The church
is located on the Rolins College campus and still serves
as the college church today. Musical events, such as the
annual Bach Festival, also take place here.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa
The Sacred Heart Church in the city of Tampa was founded
in 1905, making it the oldest surviving church in the
city. The current church was built on a church building
from 1860. The church impresses with its size and the
Romanesque style in which it was built.
||509 North Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
The historic cathedral in the city of St. Augustine
is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of St. Augustine and
was built between 1793 and 1797 by the Spaniards. The
cathedral, built in the style of classicism, still
impresses visitors with its interior and bell tower,
which reminds the viewer of a Spanish mission.
||38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Cathedral of Saint Mary in Miami
The Cathedral of Saint Mary in the city of Miami was
built between 1955 and 1957. The extremely colorful
church is the seat of the Archbishop of Miami. Also
worth seeing are the entrance portal, the bell tower in
the style of a mission and the blue and white dome.
||7525 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33150
Zoos, parks and amusement parks
Zoo The Miami City Zoo opened in 1948 as the Cradon Park
Zoo, making it the oldest zoo in Florida.
Today, the zoo covers an area of approximately 3 kmē,
making it the largest zoo in Florida. The zoo is home to
over 2,000 animals from over 500 species and is one of
the 10 best zoos in the United States.
The zoo has 4 main enclosures:
Here visitors will find tigers, orangutans, lions,
elephants, rhinos and many more. The largest bird
house in the world is also located here.
Here visitors will find gorillas, chimpanzees,
hippos, ostriches and giraffes.
- Amazon and Beyond
Here visitors can find jaguars, anteaters and
Koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, warthogs and more
||12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, Florida 33177
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Jacksonville City Zoo was founded in 1914 and now
covers approximately 400,000 square meters. It is the
second largest zoo in the state. The main attraction is
certainly the jaguars. It also offers visitors, for
example, elephants, lions and many more. In addition to
the zoo, visitors will also find a botanical garden
which is divided into different areas such as savannah
landscapes or bamboo gardens.
||370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
The Miami Seaquriam was founded in 1955 and shows a wide
variety of marine animals (dolphins, sea lions,
manatees, turtles, etc.) that are native to the 150.00
mē large Ozeaneum. Here visitors can admire 8 different
shows in which the animals can prove their skills. The
most popular is the female Orcawal Lolita. The Miami
Seaquarium attracts over 600,000 visitors annually.
||4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
SeaWorld near Orlando
The Seaworld near the city of Orlando was opened in 1973
and covers an area of 810,000 mē.
In SeaWorld you will not only find all kinds of marine
life, but also numerous other attractions such as roller
coasters. In several stadiums, SeaWorld also offers
shows with orca whales, dolphins and sea lions.
SeaWorld attracts up to 6 million visitors annually,
making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in
the entire United States.
||7007 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
Walt Disney World Resort
The famous Walt Disney World Resort in the city of
Kissimmee, near Orlando, not only makes children's
hearts beat faster, but all ages can find fun and
excitement here. The amusement park was opened in 1971
and has since been considered the largest amusement park
in the world. The park actually consists of 4 different
Disney's Hollywood Studios,
Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Overall, the Disney World Resort covers an enormous
area of 150 kmē and is also the largest amusement park
in the world. Every year over 40 million people visit
the park. The park's biggest attractions are certainly
the Cinderella Castle, the daily Disney Dreams Come True
Parade, Splash Mountain and many other roller coasters.
Those who visit the park for the first time should
not despair based on the size, but allow themselves some
time for orientation.
Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is located in southern Florida
and stretches across Biscayne Bay, a popular area for
diving and snorkeling.
The park protects the offshore coral reef, which is part
of the Florida reef system (third largest reef in the
world). The area was declared a national park in 1980
and covers an area of approximately 700 kmē, of which
approximately 95% is water.
The mangrove forests on the coast of the park are also
Visitors can marvel at the reef by kayak or on a boat
with a glass bottom.
Dry-Tortugas National Park
Dry-Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of
Mexico at the end of the Florida Keys. The park covers
an area of approximately 262 kmē.
The park is grouped around seven tiny sand and coral
islands, the Dry Tortugas. More than 99 percent of the
national park is under water. The park is home to
countless species of fish, terns, frigate birds and sea
turtles. The island with Fort Jefferson, a 19th century
fortress that served as a prison, is also very
interesting. Numerous old ships can also be found on the
sea floor because in the past the Florida Street was a
heavily used shipping route.
Other natural beauties
In Florida there are 160 state parks, of course not
all of which can be mentioned here. The state parks are
very popular and are among the best in the entire USA
because they are partly financed with tax money.
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park is located on the west coast
of Florida. The park can be visited by ferry from the
neighboring island and attracts with its beautiful
beaches. The island's beach is regularly voted the best
in the whole country. Furthermore, hiking in the park is
excellent and more than 250 bird species delight not
only the ornitologist.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located in
southern Florida on the Atlantic coast in Miami-Dade
County, known for its extraordinarily beautiful beaches.
Here visitors will find miles of white sandy beaches,
islands, coral rocks and mangrove swamps. Also in the
park is the Cape Florida Light, the oldest surviving
Big Cypress National Preserve
The Big Cypress National Preserve is located in the
south of the state of Florida and was established in
1974. The protected area covers an area of
approximately 2,916 kmē. A major peculiarity of the
conservation area is that the habitat of the endangered
Florida Panther is located here. In the protected area
there are also alligators, Florida black bears, otters,
bobcats and various snake species such as the water
Gulf Islands National Seashore
The Gulf Islands coastline was declared a national
coastline in 1971 and spans the states of Florida and
Mississippi. Part of the area is also the Gulf Islands
Wilderness, which ensures even greater protection for
the flora and fauna.
Ten Thousand Islands
The Ten Thousand Islands are located in southern Florida
off the west coast. The exact number of islands is
unknown, but the name Ten Thousand Islands is a little
exaggerated. Many of the islands are without human
influence and therefore there is an extremely beautiful
flora and fauna. Sea turtles and Caribbean manatees are
The Florida Keys are probably the famous chain of
islands in Florida. The Keys - as they are often called
- comprise approx.4,500 larger and smaller islands that
are connected by a highway with numerous bridges.
Here the clocks go differently and everything seems
somehow more relaxed. Due to the excellent water
quality, diving and snorkeling are highly recommended.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) had lived in the
25,000-inhabitant town of Key West for several years
from 1928. The Hemingway Museum is now located in his
former home at 907 Whitehead Street and is also the
southernmost point of the continental United States.
Worth mentioning is Hurricane Irma, which hit the Keys
and other parts of the state in early September 2017.
Before the storm arrived, the Keys and Miami, among
others, had been evacuated.
There were severe floods and considerable damage, which
were not as serious as previously feared.