The gardens are beautiful. It's great to see them being utilized in present day as a backdrop for Quincinera photos. Thank you to the nieces of the wealthy owner who donated the property after their uncle's death.
The house is amazing. It's worth the extra
$5.00 to get the audio tour. Without it you can't appreciate what you're looking at unless you're familiar with the furnishings.
I never would have realized that the base of a table, for example, came from the ruins of Pompeii. There is a stop on the Metro Rail for Vizcaya. The walk to the house is rather long and the ramp from the train station over the highway is a bit steep. In cooler weather it's fine. The cafe has salads and sandwiches in a nice setting. I was struck by the similarity of the mansion's courtyard to that of the re creation of the daffodil pavillion of Louis Comfort Tiffany's New York mansion as redone in Winter Park Florida's Morse Museum of Art. All in all well worth the time.
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