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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 September 25, 2013

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.

Parking; free.

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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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Vizcaya is truly a beautiful setting. The gardens are the best part, really. Beautiful area for picture taking. If you are in Miami try to go, it's certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Your visit here will give you a glimpse into the glamour found in Miami in its early days. The grounds are very beautiful. There are often high-end weddings and private parties here. (Needless to say, you might not want to go here and do a lot of walking when it's hot.)

Thank radavis777
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This museum and garden is truly worth the time and money. The preservation of the home as well as the belongings of the builder and owner show us how one man designed his paradise in the early 20th Century Miami. The café is reasonable and a good place to rest while enjoying the orchid garden and pool. I will definitely visit again.

Thank Apen33
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

One can always find a reason to go to Vizcaya. Be prepared to walk a lot. I really enjoyed the view and the gardens, take your time. I'm still trying to figure it out how they will keep it, since it has less than 100yrs and it's not that well conserved.

Thank Andreia C
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