Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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- 98%History Buffs
- 94%Art & Design Lovers
- 93%Local Culture
- 90%Family Travelers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Vizcaya Museum and GardensMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 7Apr 18, 2014
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.Recommended for:
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesArt & Design LoversJun 18, 2014
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.Recommended for:
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensJun 22, 2014
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.
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 6Jun 03, 2014
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.Recommended for:
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensMay 21, 2014
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
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensOct 24, 2013
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.Recommended for:
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensOct 23, 2013
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!
- Vizcaya Museum and GardensJun 04, 2013
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.