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“Venetian Palace”

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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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.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Vizcaya was the winter home of James Deering, a wealthy industrialist in the early 1900's. It's a beautifuly restored 34 room mansion with some characteristics of Venetian palaces including a wonderful courtyard and a setting on Biscayne Bay. The upper floor of the mansion is not wheelchair accessible, but there is a video showing the upstairs for those who cannot handle the stairs. The view over the Bay is spectacular and there is a garden with fountains, waterfalls, and statuary. There's a cafe with very good food. The box office is a bit inefficient, so be prepared to wait in line.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We enjoyed the gardens and the tour. Great paintings, etc. Enjoyed lunch and a great photo shoot. The dining room with the view of the gardens was my favorite.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Vizcaya is the closest thing to seeing a castle in South Florida as you can get! The historical home is a magical place to visit for tourists and locals alike. You actually transform to another time and place on your visit! This is an incredible place for photo opportunities. I suggest visiting when the weather is not too hot...

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Loved this place, we had such a great time strolling the gardens and viewing this historical gem! You could spend an hour or spend a half a day learning about this home. Make sure to get the head phones as part of your solo tour

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Anyone that had been to Miami recommended Vizcaya Museum for us. I was able to find a $3 off coupon for admission, making it $12. There were several other coupons for $1 or $2 off at various hotels and the welcome center. The parking is on site and free.

We all enjoyed the museum and it had information cards explaining each room. The best part about this was outside and the view overlooking Biscayne Bay. While we were visiting, we saw 4 groups taking professional photos and one group filming something. This was a bit distracting as they expected you to move around them, but I can see why they want to use that location!

The grounds are expansive and we spent about 3 hours total here.

2  Thank Mrdate88
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