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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Miami, Florida, United States
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  • 63%
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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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    The view is incredible and the little café they have inside is actually amazing. I haven't taken the tour but I've heard it's worth the few bucks they charge for it. Go in the morning or early afternoon to be the tourists and the heat

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    When visiting Miami if you like more than malls and beaches, stop by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to enjoy a place stop in time. See by yourself how Miami was born and pay attention to the amazing view from the backyard.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Beautiful park grounds and interesting building on the water.. The architecture is magnificent and reminds us of a time gone by.. Almost like the Great Gatsby.. A must see with the family or for a romantic stroll

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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    An Italian palace in the middle of Miami, Vizcaya was built by industrialist James Deering in the early 1900s. His affinity for European architecture inspired him to build it, and it was designed to bring all the elements so unique to Miami into the home. Expansive gardens and shrubbery line the estate's walls, and the museum often lends itself to photography and film. Spend a day basking at Vizcaya and pretend you're Marie Antoinette.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    This is a must visit attraction. It is inexpensive, has free parking, beautiful Italian mansion villa, with spectacular gardens. You will be transported to the renaissance time. I recommend to pay for the tour guide to get the most of your visit.

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    Perhaps best known for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle in Orlando, Universal Studio’s Hogwart's Castle, and Ripley’s Moorish style Warden Castle in St. Augustine, Florida lays claim to several less publicized castles built in the Gilded Age by the country’s nouveau riche. Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, for instance, is a National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering. The Deerings’ winter home built on 180 acres along Biscayne Bay is now a museum on ten acres exhibiting his expansive international art collection spanning 2,000 years as well as his exotic orchid collection. Modeled after historic Italian manor homes, Vizcaya was intended to look old from the onset and was furnished with antiques combining Italian and French Renaissance design elements. Although it was designed and built as an open-air floor plan exposed to both the sounds and scents of the surrounding natural environment and wildlife, the humid weather and recurring hurricanes have required the enclosure of the courtyard. The museum is open daily except for Tuesdays, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Excellent place for the family or friends for a relaxing afternoon, great for pictures, and souvenirs. It is a mansion build in the 20s by a rich traveler that visited Italy and reproduced his favorite estate on the bay in Miami, Coconut Grove

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Located in the heart of Coral Gables, you have to see this place. Time steps back when you walk inside.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Great for Family travelers. Museum is on the water. Spectacular property with garden. Take a tour to view the inside of this marvelous property with all of the history behind it.

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    Explore the gardens and mansion built by industrial tycoon James Deering. Built in the 1910s, before regulation or income tax, discover for yourself what too much money can buy. There are so many gardens to explore and the mansion itself is haunted with legends and mystery. This place should not be rushed since there is so much to see. Stay hydrated and take your time because this is a great place for meandering.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    This place is really spectacular. It's an Italian-style mansion built by a turn-of-the-century billionaire John Deere and decorated with priceless ancient European artifacts in gardens that are a mixture of classical order and local swampland. A great way to spend the day outdoors.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    I was married here so Vizcaya holds a very special place in my heart! An absolutely stunning European villa with massive tropical gardens sitting right on the bay . . . the most unexpected place in Miami! In the summer the gardens can become extremely hot & humid, take lots of water!

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    A must visit museum when visiting Miami. Make sure you take the listening tour, I learned so much about James Deer and the beautiful Vizcaya Garden.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Unparalleled quintessential American mansion and gardens with waterways reminiscent of the Alhambra in Spain. Make a day of it. Also, check the website for frequent evening events.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    The Estate is now known officially as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which consists of 50 acres (200,000 m2) with the villa and the gardens, and the remaining native forest. The estate is a total of 50 acres (200,000 m2), of which 10 acres (40,000 m2) contain the Italian Renaissance formal gardens, and 40 acres (160,000 m2) are circulation and the native 'hammock' (jungle forest). The villa's museum contains more than seventy rooms of distinctive architectural interiors decorated with numerous antiques, with an emphasis on 15th through early 19th century European decorative art and furnishings. Currently owned by Miami-Dade County and governed by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust (formed in 1998), Vizcaya is located at 3251 South Miami Avenue in Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, and is open to the public daily except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. It has accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Nice change of pace if you want to venture out of South Beach into Cocnut Grove. Just 5 miles away, you'll enjoy this incredible estate once belonging to one of The area's first residents!

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    The highlight of our last trip to Miami. It was an incredibly unique experience for us to walk inside and outside the estate. Everything was incredibly picturesque. Incredible place to explore.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    really beautiful gardens, and the house has a lot to tell from a historical point of view. It is very well kept and you feel like you've gone back in time 100 years. It's an awesome family activity.

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  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Take a break from the sun and the shopping and visit this wonder of a house. Don't be cheap and get the audio guide. Worth every penny. Don't forget to check out the pool.

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    The house itself is a wonder but the most outstanding part of Vizcaya is the gardens. Plan on spending several hours. You can bring your own picnic too.

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Visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the villa that Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II have visited in the past. You can spend hours exploring the 10 acres that the villa sits on. Take walks through the gardens, spend some time at the waterfalls and fountains, and take pictures at the reflecting pools. You can walk between the stone balustrades that hold decorative urns filled with flowers from the region. After looking around the grounds, you can then spend time exploring the 34 rooms that are designed in a Renaissance style.

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4.5 out of 5
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