Wander through the interiors with its eight different examples of staircases together with an altar, a pulpit, a Bishop’s chair, a choir loft, and benches and pews. The castle, a work of art and a place for prayer, meditation, or quiet reflection on Sunday mornings. The 88 window surrounding the castle have no glass and therefore, the interior is open to the elements. Let your soul soar while you let the elements engage your senses. This is the house of Jesus Christ, the Castle of Otttis on Vilano Beach.
Castle Otttis was created as an original landscape-sculpture. A landscape-sculpture is defined as a structure built to adorn or to view the landscape. And this Castle is an impression of an Irish Castle 1000 years ago and was done in Remembrance of Jesus Christ. The project was begun on May 1, 1984 with split face concrete block, steel reinforcements rod and poured concrete. All the masonry work was done by two individuals working together without the aid of workers, helpers, elevation models or drawings. The interior took an additional 3 years to complete. It was fashioned by a third individual (a woodworker). It contains primarily cypress wood and some old southern heart-pine. Tour of the Castle is only by appointment and open to schools, churches, colleges, universities, institutions and community groups for academic and spiritual environments and has a unique setting for small, intimate wedding ceremonies. No tours are conducted on Sundays. All are welcome regardless of belief, culture, ethnicity or orientation. It received an award from the The American Institute of Architects in 1992 for the creation of a new landmark in the United States. The Castle is privately owned. The Castle has no formal connection with any group or organization.
Castle Otttis with three T's is a sculpture of beauty.
Vilano Beach And Castle Otttis Travel Tips
- It is not wheel chair accessible and children under 9 are not allowed.
- There is no power or water at the castle, so make sure you're well hydrated before you get there as a good portion of the tour is outside.
- There may be a traffic jam in front of the castle while people are busy taking pictures.
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6.01% of people who visit St Augustine include Vilano Beach And Castle Otttis in their plan
25% of people start their Vilano Beach And Castle Otttis visit around 6 PM
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