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“Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave, 3251 S Miami Ave, 33129, Miami, Florida, Miami, FL 33129 (Coconut Grove)
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with Transportation
Ranked #3 of 215 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Plan to spend the day. Bring a book. Read in the garden. Buy lunch there. Saw wild life on the grounds. Guidea very knowledgable.

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Paso Robles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

It has been many years since i have visited this American wonder , with all the European influence it certainly wet my appetite for traveling to Europe later on in my life , the antiques are not to be believed and are similar to those found in the Heart castle or the Pitti Palace in Florence , built back in the the early 20's as in 1920 it has all the charm and beauty of many of the outstanding villas found threw out Italy , set on the Biscayne bay the view is spectacular and the gardens resemble those of fine estates found threw out europe , it was built by John Deering the industrialist , i wish it wasn't so far away and i was back in Miame in 2010 but didn't have a car , only my rv making it impossible to revisit this astonishing estate , if you go to Miame make this a priority on things and places to go and see , pack a picnin and spend it in the very splendid gardens that encompass this fantastic trip into a by gone era

Visited December 2011
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“WOW! what a venue for a wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I was a guest at recent wedding at the Vizcaya and all i can say is "WOW". It's a beautiful location with deep history situated around gardnes and on the water. The wedding was in the evening so the lighting effect just made everything shine.....it's worth the trip and the visit through the gardens are part of your visit to miami. (suggestion: flat shoes, some areas are not high heel friendly)

Visited October 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“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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