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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
As featured in 3 Days in Miami and 7 other guides
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Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33129, Miami, FL 33129
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the...

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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European-style excess in a beach house!

As we are from North Carolina, we are used to the Gilded Age splendor of the Vanderbilts' "farmhouse," Bilmore House and Gardens. Vizcaya is the South Florida version -- a... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As we are from North Carolina, we are used to the Gilded Age splendor of the Vanderbilts' "farmhouse," Bilmore House and Gardens. Vizcaya is the South Florida version -- a mostly-Mediterranean villa stuffed with treasures from all over the world and many eras. The extravagantly decorated (and oddly named!) rooms are well-described on the exhibit boards, and the extensive gardens... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an excellant stop on the Big Bus tour. If you have limited time, this is the way to go. It was truly an amazing place. Sort of an American Versailles (smaller version).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first recommendation is go early!!!! We got there when it opened and we were able to take tons of photos without other people in them. When we were leaving it was crowded enough that would not have been possible. The museum is spectacular, we did not opt for a tour but now wish we had. The grounds were stunning... More 

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This isn't the first time in the US where we have been disappointed when visiting historic houses. I wish people would visit the National Trust in the UK and think about the overall customer experience. The house was interesting, but the ticket booth, the restaurant and cafe weren't great and a lot of the staff seemed unprepared for dealing with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit when in Miami, just a short trip outside of the city and possible by train. Stunning garden an beautifull old mansion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle and gardens were built around 1906. Very beautiful restoration. Cost for seniors was only $12. Audio guides and personal guides are available. This tour involves a lot of walking and climbing up and down stairs.(No elevator available) The gardens were just beautiful. Excellent for wedding pictures or even a reception. We did not try the food but there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful two-story mansion built around a square courtyard--don't miss the gondola shaped pier out in the bay! The furnishings and tapestries are available to be viewed and guided and audio tours are available. There are several gardens including and orchid stand and cactus grove as well as several fountains and plenty of statuary. The cafe was good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours here wanding the beautiful grounds and enjoying the history of the home. The history of the rooms with interesting notes on each with who had stayed there were fun. the ship in the back built to entertain the guests and childern was insiring. Its just a fun way to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune created a fanciful estate where there were only Mangrove swamps in an undeveloped area south of Miami. Finished in 1923 he died some two years later, well at least he saw it completed. What it must have been in its heyday, because it is quite spectacular now.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such an unusual home and building comparable in majesty to Hearst Castle. It was a relaxing afternoon and the cafe serves very good food - but expensive. The paid tour allow us to learn more about the furnishings, art and lifestyle of the owner as there is limited information on the plaques describing the rooms.

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