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Villa Zorayda Museum

Address: 83 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-9887
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Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
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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Lansing, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Built by an eccentric millionaire who passionately loved Spain and it's legendary Alhambra, the Villa Zorayda had to be one of the most unique residences in the U.S.! The self-guided tour takes you through the building to all the different rooms with their exotic and beautiful furnishings, and explains the fascinating story of the Villa and it's owners. The Court... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a privately owned and operated museum - and it shows! The staff is pleasant and helpful. This is a small museum, but very interesting. It's like stepping into a miniature Arabian Nights palace. The audio tour is well done and easy to follow. One of the highlights of our tour was seeing the turn-of-the-century fire sprinkler system -... More 

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Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a fun and interesting way to spend a few hours in a unique setting. The audio tour takes you on a 20 stop investigation (with often amusing information) of a house build by a man with a passion for the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The furnishings, the architecture, the history and the family stories make for a... More 

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Atlanta
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Villa Zorayda catches your eye immediately from the street with is bright contrasting colors and castle like architecture. It is an old Mansion that was built to be very unique and differnt in its time and still holds that distinction today. Withing walking distance of the Old Town and the Flagler Square the Zorayda is perfectly located for an... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When you think of visiting St. Augustine you typically think about the Castillo de San Marcos Fort, the Alligator Farm, St. George Street's shops/restaurants and/or maybe the beach. You typically don't think of the Villa Zorayda Museum but you should! It is one of those hidden treasures that one stumbles upon ever so often! Our extended family (ranging in ages... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is an interesting place. Not sure how I feel about the self-guided tour with the player around your neck, but it is an interesting place.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The Villa Zorayda is absolutely fabulous. This is our 3rd time coming back to the Villa Zorayda for the candlelight tour during the holiday season. We have also done the self guided walking tour throughout the day. I cannot express how wonderful this tour is. The tour guides do an awesome job explaining the history of the pieces in the... More 

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Northwest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We attended the 5th annual candlelight tour of Villa Zorayda on Dec. 30, 2014. along with 60 others in our assigned group for $19 each. The Moorish artifacts are very interesting, but only in the daylight when they might be visible. We saw a few electronic candles and no real candles. The fixture electric lighting was subdued. 25 plus tourists... More 

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Arlington, Vermont
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We attended the candlelight Villa tour on a busy Saturday night during the holiday season in December and had a delightful experience. The hosts and tour guides were welcoming and very knowledgable about the history. The villa was decorated for Christmas and it was a treat to tour by candlelight. We enjoyed punch and cookies outside the villa first and... More 

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I purchased tickets in advance for a candlelight tour of the Villa Zorayda Museum during St. Augustine's very busy Nights of Lights holiday season. This quaint museum still uses paper, so we checked in at the desk and received 4 pieces of paper: 2 red tickets for the entrance, and 2 food/drink tickets. Outside under a lovely... More 

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