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“Vizcaya "A great Attraction for Locals and Tourists"” 4 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 117 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.
Miami, Florida
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“Vizcaya "A great Attraction for Locals and Tourists"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I'm local and I always bring friends or family visiting the Miami area. It is a great place with wonderful views of the ocean. It is amazing to learn that at first this place was the winter residence of James Deering (talk about money back in the 1900's).

A nice place for a relax walk, take a lot of pictures, walk on the beautiful gardens, see the big house inside and go back to history.

Visited July 2013
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“Well worth a trip when in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited viscaya house and gardens when staying down in lauderdale , really enjoyed it, what an amazing place , you wouldn't think it is situated in a busy city of Miami, the tour offers a self guided experience or a tour guide , we opted for the self service experience , it was thoroughly enjoyable , what a house it is / was , the gardens are absolutely amazing, but for me was the intriguing waterfront where the boats of the day would dock or where guest would arrive for their grande evenings , we also decided to enjou lunch out on the deck , food was reasonable and tasty , offering a nice variety for all , the self guide was easy to listen to and operate , over all my experience was excellent , well done to all involved on keeping such a fantastic establishment in such a great order

Visited September 2013
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“Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - warning closed Tuesdays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We spent a few days in Miami pre a Panama canal cruise. Tuesday was planned as a visit to Vizcaya Museum. We used the hop on-hop off bus. We hopped off the bus at Vizcaya and walked to the entrance only to find that the gardens are closed on Tuesdays. Disappointed, maybe we should have checked on opening times before arriving - maybe the bus driver could have warned us before we got off the bus.

Visited November 2013
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“Bring your camera”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

The first time at Vizcaya I came with my wife about 7 years ago... this time we brought our kids 12 and 10 yrs old... and they liked it as much as we did. The place is breathtaking.. the setting, the gardens, the view and the historical value of the place! I would have imagined they would re-invest more of the money into up-keeping the place as it does seem run down... but I guess its so so large its hard to keep up with the depreciation of the place. Bring your cameras as this is definitely a place where its worth taking a few shots!

Visited November 2013
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“So beautiful !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a place so beautiful and quiet. You can get lucky and see some photo shoots taking place and enjoy the gardens and the view of the bay. Majestic and impressive.

Visited April 2013
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