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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
Phone Number: 305-250-9133
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the...
Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
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A must visit if you like history and culture

The mansion and the grounds are stunning. Wonderful visit immersing oneself in the opulence of wealth that has been preserved for others to witness. The cafe with high tea is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The mansion and the grounds are stunning. Wonderful visit immersing oneself in the opulence of wealth that has been preserved for others to witness. The cafe with high tea is a treat.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Although it was only built in 1917, Vizcaya looks and feels so much older as it was fitted out with a variety of materials (and concepts) spanning nearly 300 years, imported from Europe . Mixed with 1917's state of the art functionality it probably worked quite well. The gardens are pleasant and well laid out and the whole sits comfortably... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is the estate of James Deering, a retired millionaire and a bachelor in his early fifties, who decided to build an Italianate style estate. The building and grounds are a beautiful display of the extravagance of that age. There are nice views of the water from here. If you like history, decor, and architecture this is a destination for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed to find the place in disrepair (ceilings with water damage, poor lighting, dusty furnishings. It just looked like it wasnt being kept up. The waterfront and gardens were disappointing also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Vizcaya has been on my list to visit for a number of years. Finally had the opportunity to visit this piece of Miami history. In a word, it is simply stunning! A fine example of the turn of the century, gilded age of extravagance.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A hidden jewel in Miami...brought back memories of the mansions in Newport RI....albeit with a southern / Italian Villa flavor. Grounds and interior are well maintained...there is some shade in the extensive lovely outdoor gardens, as-well-as along the waterfront walkways but bring a hat and sunglasses for sure, and wear comfortable walking shoes. There are lots of stairs...I did see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

great little spot in Miami. If you want a bit of history and some beautiful settings go here! Its just an excellent spot to hit and well worth the trip

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Eastern Shore, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were trapped here at Vizcaya during a summer rain storm that held off most visitors. It was great because we could tour and speak with the staff unlike most days when the home is full of tourists. After the storm we toured the gardens and it was absolutely wonderful! It is a horticultural marvel.

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing Gardens and history, only a short distance from downtown Miami. The mansion is amazing but truly it is the gardens I love! Just stroll and enjoy, but remember this is Florida so it is hot!!! We live in the area but always take friends to stroll the grounds, they are always amazed!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I spent the afternoon here with my grown son. It may have been my birthday as this was sometime ago so the occasion isn't clear. The building and furnishings are magnificent, as well as the gardens and history. It is a real visual treat.

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