I was planning a visit to Vizcaya for months and after being there I can say now: was totally worth it!
First things first: Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for students (with ID) and seniors. $6 for kids ages 6-12 and free for children under 5.
Vizcaya is a magnificent mansion built to serve as a winter house for Chicago businessman James Deering. It took two years to finish construction of the mansion (1914-1916). The gardens were finished by 1922. In 1952 Miami-Dade County bought the mansion and all of it's possessions and opened to the public. The mansion has more than 30 rooms and all of them have something unique. At most of the rooms you will find the concept used by Deering's architecture, Paul Chalfin.
But, in my opinion, the gardens are the gem of this estate! Take a walk around, bring sunscreen, a hat and be prepared to be amazed by every view you will find! Foremost, don't forget to take your camera with you. Pictures inside the mansion are not allowed but feel free to capture every little detail from the garden, it's plants and views!
After finish your tour, Vizcaya has a little café and shop where you can buy a fresh salad and a souvenir to remind this National Landmark. And don't forget to try the Floridian Salad!
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