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Villa Zorayda Museum

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Address: 83 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-9887
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting museum with Moorish vibe

This house, converted to a museum, is filled with Moorish, and other furnishings. Although most were not actually ever in the house when it was a residence but have been brought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago

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English first
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This house, converted to a museum, is filled with Moorish, and other furnishings. Although most were not actually ever in the house when it was a residence but have been brought in, it is still interesting and very beautiful. Self-guided tour with audio recording.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not expect to enjoy, but was pleasantly surprised. The audio tour is one of the better audios I have use. So9 much to take in, I will visit again. Learned a few new things, always a good sign.

Thank Linda O
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190 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The internet had told us there was an exhibit there we had wanted to see but it was incorrect. This was really the only reason i had gotten tickets. But it is a very nice museum. Unfortunally it was at the end of our day and we didn't have enough time to lesuierly listen to the audio tour. It is... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure I can find the right words to express the beauty in this museum. The teak furniture is gorgeous. The lamps, the tiles, the paintings. If you appreciate this sort of visual experience, I highly recommend seeing how they have restored this once home of a very wealthy man from Boston. It is very reasonable priced and you... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the Lightner Museum down the street, this place surprised us. It is small but worth a visit. The audio tours are "free" and very well done. The layout is "follow the numbers" so there is no backtracking and there's no chance that you'll miss anything. We'll return when our friends come to visit us.

Thank AuditMan001
North Port, Florida
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife insisted we enter Villa Zorayda because she loves Moorish Architecture from the Middle Ages when the Iberian Peninsula was dominated by the Moors. The Mini-Alhambra look alike, built by Franklin W. Smith of Boston in 1883, has a distinct charm and is of historic significance; the mortar used in it's construction, a blend of Portland Cement and Coquina... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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204 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I loved this place, since I enjoy history and seeing old antiques. I loved the way the building was made to look like an old Moorish castle from Spain. The architecture is interesting to view. The handheld they give you once you pay your admission was informative but I think the museum would be boring for small kids, it is... More 

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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Geared for folks who appreciate Mid-East / Egyptian cultural influences, this place was the first of it's kind in St.Augustine as a private residence, a "common man's 5-star like hotel"---and a combo speakeasy/casino during Prohibition. Items of interest are recently discovered hidden 100 year old plus blueprint drawings and the famed 2000 year old rug made from Egyptian cat hairs--authenticated... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This pla e is amazing! I love Middle Eastern art and architecture to begin with so I knew I'd enjoy touring this place even before I walked in. My one complaint was that the narration on the audio tour is very monotonous. I ended up shutting it off halfway through and only turning it on if I wanted more information... More 

Thank rosedagger267
Lexington, South Carolina
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416 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I decided to visit the castle while the King and Queen of Spain were in town for the 450th birthday of this great city. Very reasonable entrance fee includes self guided tour with audio hand held device. Interesting history, beautiful décor and nice to visit at your own pace. I enjoyed all the beauty of the castle. Tour takes about... More 

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