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“Very Enjoyable Experience” 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 122 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Attraction Details
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.
Bay Area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We really enjoyed visiting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The house is decorated with great taste and vision, the gardens are manicured, and the view from the house is priceless. The guided tour was very educational and as a bonus we had visitors in our group who came to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens from the Spanish province of Vizcaya.
We spent delightful 3 hours there taking in the grandeur of the place. Really beautiful!

Visited November 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

It takes like 4 hours todo really enjoy the place, the best part Israel the outside, beautiful pictures with nature and the Ocean. Hightly recommended if you want to relax, the inside of the house is more ofrece the same

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Ithaca, New York
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“Worth a couple of hours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The overall experience is worth the price of admission. The house is very nice. You can explore on your own or take a guided tour. You can not take pictures inside the house. This makes no sense to me since it is owned by the Miami-Dade county (us taxpayers) I understand that flashes degrade pictures and tapestries but no pictures at all. As a whole the gardens and outside structures are a bit worn and need some restoration to bring them back to full working order. Many fountains are not working.

Visited November 2012
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Kissimmee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great place, this guy knew how to live, check it out you won't be disappointed. The tour guide was fun and she knew her history.

Visited November 2012
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Longwood
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“Needs a little work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Grounds are beautiful but there is water damage on some ceilings , especially in the old kitchen..but I would still recommend a visit ....great photo op!

Visited November 2012
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