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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  • One of the most intricately designed mansions I have ever seen. From the rooms to the gardens. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a masterpiece. The rooms are designed to resemble olden times, decorations from ceilings to the floor give centuries old vibe and the outside of the mansion is just as grand as the mansion itself. The attention to detail in the mansion is simply mindblowing. Most of the rooms are quite dimly lit, so going on a sunny or partly cloudy day would be best to be able to capture good pictures.
  • I have been a member for years! They are such a wonderful staff and people dedicated to the preservation if this historic gem. Be sure to check out the cafe in the gift shop. On a cool day a stroll through the garden is one of the more romantic backdrops Miami has to offer. A great place for wedding photography.
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens hosts a unique museum and beautiful garden for spectators. Although the park is nearly 20 dollars, it offers a number of discounts for students and metro-users. The old Villa, with its beautiful murals and classic architecture, is a must see for anyone passing through Miami or anyone seeking a gardne retreat from the city life in the rumbustious city of Miami. Parking is free for visitors, should you choose to driver there, and the landmark is conveniently located near a metro station for non-driving commuters. I specifically enjoyed the indoor museum; the inside of the villa did not cease to surprise my awe.
  • My family loved visiting the Vizcaya estate and gardens. The home is gorgeous and the grounds are amazing! We went over the holidays, so it was somewhat crowded at noon. We parked in the overflow lot across the street from the estate. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
  • This was a beautiful property with great views and optimal spots for taking photos. There were quite a few photographers doing photo shoots with clients. I'm not super into museums, so I wasn't really into all the historical aspects of it, but my group seemed to really like that aspect of it. I would recommend going here.

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