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“Great way to spend a few hours away from the beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with Transportation
Ranked #2 of 318 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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.
Northbrook, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a few hours away from the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a hidden gem in the middle of downtown Miami. It is both a museum and a garden/park holding all the beauty of the old Europe. We came to Vizcaya museum only an hour before it closes and were too late for a narrated tour or the audio guide rental. We walked through the large villa on our own admiring the architecture, furishings and art throughout the building. But the real beauty was outside the boat dock and further on in the gardens. This is a great place to go to in the afternoon to sit in the shade and enjoy the piece and quiet, take a few pictures in a beautiful place. The museum attendants are very friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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“Old school elegance with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A beautiful mansion built to show off not only its interiors, but also the views over Biscayne Bay and its elaborate gardens. The interiors were mostly in the style of grand European homes, but there were surprising 'modern' twists. Outside, in the gardens and patios, it's worth taking a moment to find places to sit and enjoy the view. I was reminded of Venice while gazing from the porch, over the unique 'breakwater', towards Biscayne Bay. Don't rush your visit. The cafe and gift shop are worth taking a look at, either for a bite to eat or a keepsake.

Visited March 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“As old as it gets in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you like history then this house is a must. It houses a raft of antiques from all over Europe and the gardens are wonderful. It's not far out of downtown Miami and well worth a visit

Visited April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“The "GOOD" old days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is how Americans and others with too much money spent it in the old days. When Mr. Deering invented the plow that heralded the dust bowl he could never had imagined that this would be his. A must see for every student of American History, architecture and gardens

Visited April 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Spanish Ancestors History In front of your eyes - Prime Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is such a great Palace and gardens, the beauty of the Spanish Colony and taste for art and design.

The gardens are marvelous, right on the water, you can picture the times when the ships entered the premises.

A must see!!

Visited January 2014
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