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Villa Zorayda Museum

83 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-9887
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Dothan al
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
77 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
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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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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Your visit to the Villa Zorayda Museum will delight your imagination with so many fascinating pieces from around the world. You are your own tour guide, which allows you to enjoy the museum at your own pace. Upon entry, you're given an audio device that shares the rich history of the building and the beautiful antiquities inside. The architecture is... More

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St. George Island, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Don't miss this unique museum if you have a little extra time when visiting St. Augustine. If you can imagine a home fashioned after the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, and filled with Moorish, Egyptian, Oriental, and other amazing antiquities, this is it! It has been a private home, club, speakeasy, and casino -- before retiring to the sedate life of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great tour, self guided tour using hand held devices. How home was built was inspiration for how other buildings were built. Like Flagler College and the lighter museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This Spanish palatial style former home offers glimpses into the lives of its well-travelled, wealthy owners. Exquisitely carved furniture from Europe and the Middle East, elaborate brass lamps, oriental rugs, statues and china are displayed in a beautiful setting. Audio tours recount some of their owners' and friends' adventures. Well worth the visit!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We arrived right at opening time at 10:00 am. We were the first to begin the tour and had the place to ourselves. I think this made the experience better. The house is really neat to see. We spent our honeymoon in Spain and felt a connection to the architecture. The cat rug was the coolest thing we saw all... More

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