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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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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
72 helpful votes 72 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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Rockford, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was expecting a cheesy tourist trap kind of place but this is uniquely wonderful. The place is a scale model of the Alhambra in Spain. It was built as a winter home, not as a tourist attraction. Much of the decor is original and entirely different from the run of historical houses open to tourists. The Egyptian Cat rug... More 

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Dixon, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Quite an oddity and well worth the visit. Touring old houses is one of my favorite things to do and I've never seen anything like it. The contents are as interesting as the building. The lady at the counter when you enter was friendly and gracious. A self guided audio tour is included in the admission price which allows you... More 

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Los Angeles
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There are so many museums in St. Augustine to see, this one has its charms, and the Cat rug is a definite thing to see.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the Villa because of how different it was. The original owner was so taken by the Alhambra in Spain that he tried to create his own here so there is a heavy Moorish influence in the Villa in both furniture and art. There is a self-guided audio tour. Well worth the price of admission.

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Lansing, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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