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“Like being in Venice”

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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$30.00*
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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 February 16, 2013

The grounds, the gondola pier and pagoda are so much like Italy it's like being there! I always go in the summer so it can be really warm but the interior of the mansion has air conditioning. We loved the gift shop/cafe too!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I really want to support places like this but I have to say that this house is a hodgepodge of artifacts that seldom belong together. The overall effect is a very pretentious house where a wealthy man tried desperately to achieve some sort of royalty status. Most often the artifacts he purchased were obviously meant to be in much larger rooms so they seem cramped here. Things are thrown together that don't seem to belong together. I recently visited the Borromeo Estate in the middle of Lake Maggiorre in Italy. This house feels like a poorly done homage to that magnificent estate.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The gardens are amazingly lush and beautiful. The house is nice but overshadowed by the grounds. Lots of walking required!

Thank AEP77
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The tour was very informative and the views from the inner courtyard were amazing. A must-see tucked away in Mimi.

Thank blackeyedsue
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

price a little steep and you cant photograph anything in the house but it is a must see. the gardens are so picturesque. great piture opportunitites. kids would be bored though

Thank jerseyguy27
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