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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
As featured in 3 Days in Miami and 7 other guides
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Address: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33129, Miami, FL 33129
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09:30 - 16:30
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the...

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.

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Wonderful to stroll and imagine times gone by

On a breezy day this was a wonderful visit. We did not allow enough time to truly appreciate all the grounds and house. We would have loved to take the tour, but it was still... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Essex, Connecticut
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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a breezy day this was a wonderful visit. We did not allow enough time to truly appreciate all the grounds and house. We would have loved to take the tour, but it was still very worthwhile. Apparently it is a popular spot for "quinceañera" photos and it was fun to watch the families together while photographers took their photos... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Underwhelming service, tough to keep this place in shape in this climate (inside and out). Certainly not on a par to mansions in New Port RI. Somewhat similar to San Simeon but smaller, although the bay and "The Barge" were insteresting. Ok for the money.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The historic home is well maintained. The friendly docents are well educated about the property and willing to answer many questions. Well worth the two hours we spent here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the house is impressive, but no more impressive than all the grand houses of rich people from that period. The pool was the best part.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we are from North Carolina, we are used to the Gilded Age splendor of the Vanderbilts' "farmhouse," Bilmore House and Gardens. Vizcaya is the South Florida version -- a mostly-Mediterranean villa stuffed with treasures from all over the world and many eras. The extravagantly decorated (and oddly named!) rooms are well-described on the exhibit boards, and the extensive gardens... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an excellant stop on the Big Bus tour. If you have limited time, this is the way to go. It was truly an amazing place. Sort of an American Versailles (smaller version).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first recommendation is go early!!!! We got there when it opened and we were able to take tons of photos without other people in them. When we were leaving it was crowded enough that would not have been possible. The museum is spectacular, we did not opt for a tour but now wish we had. The grounds were stunning... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This isn't the first time in the US where we have been disappointed when visiting historic houses. I wish people would visit the National Trust in the UK and think about the overall customer experience. The house was interesting, but the ticket booth, the restaurant and cafe weren't great and a lot of the staff seemed unprepared for dealing with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit when in Miami, just a short trip outside of the city and possible by train. Stunning garden an beautifull old mansion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle and gardens were built around 1906. Very beautiful restoration. Cost for seniors was only $12. Audio guides and personal guides are available. This tour involves a lot of walking and climbing up and down stairs.(No elevator available) The gardens were just beautiful. Excellent for wedding pictures or even a reception. We did not try the food but there... More 

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