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Address: 83 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-9887
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Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Intriguing villa next to the Lightner Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW 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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went to spend a weekend away. This was one of our stops on the Red Train. The beauty is unbelievable. They have a huge collection of Moorish pieces, ones I have not seen. The use of a walking audible lecture via earpiece is something I really appreciate. The museum is not big but packed with information & rare artifacts... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This private home, now museum is an amazing testimony to the richness of design and architectural influences of Southern Spain. The pieces rival that of Hearst Castle and one is immediately taken back centuries to another more elegant and mysterious time. I found both the staff and audio tour filled with knowledge and their care in preserving the uniqueness (and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is right out of a movie set for the Arabian Nights. Oriental splendor galore. It was like Aladin's cave of delights. The 20 stop recorded tour was easy to use and full of information on the owners who travelled widely and brought back items from the time of the Moors in Spain and even Egypt. Loved the story... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My 6 year old daughter and I went to the Villa Zorayda through our membership to the St. Augustine Lighthouse (a members only night; normally Villa Zorayda is 50% off for members). I did not know if my daughter would enjoy a "stuffy" museum. To our delight, it had something for both of us. Walking into the museum was like... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I visited this place a few weeks ago. We enjoyed the tour using the little recorded device they provided. It was easy to use and really enriched our experience. We had the pleasure to chat with Jim afterwards who was more then happy to answer any questions we had. I had asked him about a statue by... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't think I would have gone into this museum had it not been included in the package tour we purchased from Old Town trolley tours but I was glad that we did. I think previous reviewers have gone into full detail as to the inside of the home which is certainly unlike almost anything you will see elsewhere. I... More 

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