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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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Frozen in time

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This house is full of unusual treasures and rooms based on the Alhambra Palace in Spain. You receive an audio tour device and artifacts are numbered so you can learn more about them. We found it all very interesting--recommended!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a 19th Century historical home tour. The Villa is a scaled down reproduction of the Alhambra Palace in Spain. The time, expense, and dedication to create this home is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a must see museum full of unique and wonderful collections. We toured St. Augustine for a week and this was our top find. The whole city is charming and delightful.

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Auburn, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were surprise to find a house inspired by Moor architectures with a small Chinese fusion type. The house history is very interesting as it fully part of St Augustine historical development. The interior decoration is exceptionally rich and survived destruction from time and prohibition. If St Augustine is a jewelry case Villa Zorayas is the jewel inside the box.

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