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“Well Worth It” 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 119 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.
Orlando, Florida
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“Well Worth It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

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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“Relaxing”
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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Duarte, California
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“Vizcaya”
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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NJ
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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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“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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