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“put some culture on your daiquiri” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 (Coconut Grove)
305-250-9133
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Ranked #4 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
Madrid, Spain
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“put some culture on your daiquiri”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Loved the house and gardens, specially the gardens , so so beautiful
Loved the guides there, so nice and friendly
Some antiques were kind of funny , but the house history is so interesting !

Visited September 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Venetian Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Vizcaya was the winter home of James Deering, a wealthy industrialist in the early 1900's. It's a beautifuly restored 34 room mansion with some characteristics of Venetian palaces including a wonderful courtyard and a setting on Biscayne Bay. The upper floor of the mansion is not wheelchair accessible, but there is a video showing the upstairs for those who cannot handle the stairs. The view over the Bay is spectacular and there is a garden with fountains, waterfalls, and statuary. There's a cafe with very good food. The box office is a bit inefficient, so be prepared to wait in line.

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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“Nice place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We enjoyed the gardens and the tour. Great paintings, etc. Enjoyed lunch and a great photo shoot. The dining room with the view of the gardens was my favorite.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“A castle in Miami!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Vizcaya is the closest thing to seeing a castle in South Florida as you can get! The historical home is a magical place to visit for tourists and locals alike. You actually transform to another time and place on your visit! This is an incredible place for photo opportunities. I suggest visiting when the weather is not too hot...

Visited December 2011
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Florida
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“FABULOUS VISIT!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Loved this place, we had such a great time strolling the gardens and viewing this historical gem! You could spend an hour or spend a half a day learning about this home. Make sure to get the head phones as part of your solo tour

Visited November 2012
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