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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
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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We did the evening candle light tour. My whole family enjoyed it. The tour was given by the owners. The family is is the 2nd to own it. The villa has been in their family for over 100 years. It can't get any better than having a family member give you a tour of their own home. A must see... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I made this a stop on the Ripley on and off train. Since I enjoy Middle Eastern culture, I found it fascinating. The number of artifacts and collectibles made it a good visit and value for the money. The Moorish architecture was an added attraction. The free audio made the visit very informative and meaningful.

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Savannah GA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I have been visiting St. Augustine around Christmas time for years, and I thought we had seen all of the great "Old Florida" attractions the Oldest City has to offer. I knew about the Villa Zorayda but avoided visiting. The exterior always looked to me to be kind of gaudy and gimmicky, like a 1950s tourist trap.... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This former vacation home is historically significant for its architecture, over-the-top Moorish style, and of course the fantastic collection of antiques from around the world. The free audio tour is helpful to fully appreciated the vast collections of the two former owners.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There is no other attraction like this in St Augustine. Built as a private vacation home, the Villa Zorayda was Henry Flagler's inspiration for his luxury hotels. It has been a home, a casino, and a tourist attraction. The owners have gone to great pains to restore the home and furnishings. They also have interesting pictures and news articles about... More 

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Dothan al
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When visiting downtown St Augustine this museum is worth a stop. Adjacent to the Lightner museum and across from Flagler college the Villa Zorayda contains many interesting artifacts and an interesting history. To me, the highlight was the cat rug (made entirely from cat hairs) reputed to be 2,400 yrs old and most likely the oldest rug in existence. There... More 

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Miramar, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful architecture. If you enjoy art you will be taking plenty of colorful pictures at this location.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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274 reviews 274 reviews
82 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We took the audio tour of this museum and liked it. The collection has a very Spanish/Moorish feel to it. It is interesting that is the collection of two different individuals. There are many interesting pieces In the collection although nothing stood out to me.

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Deltona, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My friend and I took at day trip to St. Augustine hoping to tour the San Sebastian Winery. We stopped in the Villa Zorayda Museum just to cross one more thing off our list. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did! It is now easily my favorite museum in St. Augustine! If you're going to St.... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a smaller version of a famous spanish castle. The layout of the rooms was quite interesting. The house is built around a large two story atrium. The furnishing are very ornate. The house is rather cluttered and very different more of an oddity than a nice place to live

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