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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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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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Beautiful!

Very unique spot. The lady at the front desk was so sweet and informative. The house was gorgeous! There were so many things to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It was so intresting to see how the founders of the city Mr. Smith lived back then. Absolutely beautiful with all the intricate details and interesting variety of designs. the egyption room was the best with the cat rock so much history in 1 place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very unique spot. The lady at the front desk was so sweet and informative. The house was gorgeous! There were so many things to see.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took a 3 day tour of St. Augustine & this was one of my favorite places! Gave you a look into how the "other half" lived. Don't miss the Egyptian room with the famous "cat hair" wall hanging. Villa Zorayda's tour is audio & self guided. The furniture & items in the Villa Zorayda are one of a kind.... More 

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bennington vermont
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love historic home tours and this was a good one. The collection was not 100% original to the house but everything was related to the design and history. Well worth $10 and and an hour of your time.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were warmly greeted as we entered and did the audio tour. It was as if Mr. & Mrs. Mussallem would walk in at any minute. Highly recommended while in St. Augustine!

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San Francisco
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Interesting residence built in the 1880s by hardware magnate and abolitionist Franklin Smith, who was the first to introduce the use of concrete as a building material in humid Florida. He traveled to Spain and north Africa and built Villa Zorayda as an amalgamation of Moorish style, not actually as a copy of the Alhambra. His design and building materials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely recommend this beautiful place - really interesting and in my view the best museum come tourist attraction Saint Augustine has to offer

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a small museum within walking distance of the Old Town and is located next to the Lightner Museum, across from Flagler College. The outside of the building will certainly catch your eye as it is very colorful. This home was inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain. The 40 minute, 20 stop, self-guided audio tour (free with entry)... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a very lovely place to visit. It's a museum that is built as a 1/10th scale section of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The place itself is stunning, and the pieces displayed are gorgeous beyond description. We were filled with a sense of awe. I would be too nervous to bring very small children but a trip... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Heavy moorish collection, interesting self-guided audio tour, easy to navigate, stairs (in case you have mobility issues), don't know if there's an elevator. Worthwhile visit.

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