Friday, May 09, 2014

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

If you want to go to Miami, you no doubt want to visit only the top Miami Attractions, 1. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. There are actually many attractions in Miami and finding a good one that you end up enjoying can be an uphill task. So how do you ensure that you get the cream of the crop of Miami’s best attractions?

In this series Miami Attractions, we reveal the top 10 Miami attractions based on customer ratings starting with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. We compile the attractions that customers have praised and lay it bare for you. Also, read what customers had to say after their visits.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with Transportation

This is a National Historic Landmark and it gives you a rough idea into what Miami of the 20th Century looked like, when Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was actually a private estate. Designed in Italian Renaissance and Mediterranean Revival styles, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was originally meant to look like an Italian villa. It included poultry house, dairy, greenhouse, mule stable as well as staff residences. Currently, this house as is not only a museum but also a major Miami attraction.

The fabulous Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami is a National Historic Landmark that provides a window into the elegant Miami of the early 20th century, when Vizcaya was a private estate. Built in Mediterranean Revival and Italian Renaissance styles, Vizcaya was designed to resemble a typical Italian villa and included a dairy, poultry house, mule stable, greenhouse and staff residences. Today, the house, including its expansive gardens, is a museum and major Miami attraction.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Highlights

After complimentary pickup from your Miami hotel, you’ll head to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, perched on Biscayne Bay in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest. Once the private winter residence of industrialist James Deering, Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is now a National Historic Landmark. Admire the villa’s gorgeous Italian Renaissance and Mediterranean Revival architecture, opulent European décor, beautiful gardens and lovely setting on Biscayne Bay.

The house was designed to resemble a palatial Italian villa – a goal that was most definitely reached. The place is simply spectacular and preserves an interesting collection of European art and furnishings, all purchased by Deering on shopping trips through Europe. The house is surrounded by stunning gardens, including an orchid garden.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has been visited by some of the world's leading dignitaries, such as President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Queen


Elizabeth, and King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. It’s also hosted important occasions, including the historic First Summit of the Americas with President Clinton in 1994. • All entrance fees covered to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens • Also included are fuel surcharges, all taxes as well as service fees After being picked up from your hotel, you head straight to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Formerly a private home of John Deering during the winter, Villa Vizcaya, as it is known locally, is today a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy the striking Italian Renaissance of the villa as well as its Mediterranean architecture, beautiful gardens, opulent exotic decor and its great setting.

Customer reviews of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

“Fantastic! You need to try it when you go to Miami.”

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens 1

Reviewed with 5 stars by ANDREA K, January 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Beautiful house and grounds! Very worthwhile tour and the guide at the house was very informative

Reviewed by: Karen R, April 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Reviewed by: ANDREA K, January 2012

4 star rating: Recommended

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens tour was a highlight of our trip to Florida. We especially appreciated round trip transportation to and from our hotel which was provided by Viator. Our only negative about the tour was that we had to separately pay for either/or audio tour or docent-led tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Reviewed by: Nancy F, March 2014

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