Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

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A taste of Europe in Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens once served as the home of businessman James Deering. Begun in 1910, with architecture and gardens modeled on the Mediterranean Revival style, the estate was Deering's winter residence from 1916 until his death in 1925. Today, the museum and gardens attract visitors who are drawn by the villa's collection of antique furniture, tapestries, paintings, and decorative arts. The seaside gardens brim with fountains, sculptures, gazebos, trails, and pools. The estate frequently hosts dignitaries from around the world. Check online for thematic tours and upcoming special events. By using our Miami trip itinerary planning app , you can arrange your visit to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and other attractions in Miami.
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  • Absolutely gorgeous!! The house and gardens are both European inspired and no amount of money was spared. There are two options for viewing the house-audio guide or tour. Be advised that although the ...  more »
  • Amazing beautiful gardens, perfect for pictures! Its a treasure for South Florida, came here with my sisters to shoot for her sweet 16. The photos looked like they came straight out of a fairy tale.  more »
  • The visit of the Viscaya is unforgettable! The garden inspired by the villa d'Este is, the scene is really essential, you can spend a day! There is a small restaurant simple but correct.
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  • This is a beautiful place! Don't go by how the building looks from outside. Once you get in, you'll understand why so many great reviews about it. Everything from the wall to the furniture is one of a kind! I specifically loved the food lift from the kitchen to the dining. Can't imagine how someone could live in such a luxurious house in olden times. A Must visit if you are in Miami. Checkout the structure overlooking the Biscayne Bay in the pic I've posted.
  • Gorgeous! It was like stepping into another country. The architecture was so crazy beautiful. Inside it was like a Victorian wonderland with many different interesting styles. Outside was gorgeous with the docks and the blue water. Then there were gardens that were just perfect. It was crazy how amazing this place was. I would most definitely recommend this place if you have a few days in Miami.
  • Beautiful villa/garden that functions as a museum. Worth going there and spending 2-3 hours exploring this great piece of artwork. Totally recommend taking the audio guide - offers a lot of additional info that you don’t get by simply going around and reading the boards. The museum used to be the winter retreat location for an American businessman who was managing an agriculture machinery company. Place combines Italian, Greek lavishness with a modern twist.
  • Gorgeous place. Mostly reminded me of Italian palaces, but there's also French, Spanish and some Chinese influences. The mix of styles makes it a bit quirky at times. The outside area by the water makes you feel like you're in Venice, while the gardens make you feel like you're at a big French palace. Take your time to walk through the gardens, they're absolutely stunning. Some really funny shaped trees here too!
  • This was my first time here. My friend picked it out to come as our excursion and I'm glad we did. I love royal houses and antiquated aspects of pat living. The house was beautiful. The the backyard was my favorite part. They had four weddings going on which was fine. Everyone still had enough room to walk around and sight see without interfering. I looked online to see how much it would be to have a wedding here and it wasn't bad. That's a goal and reason of mine to come back

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