Miami Sights

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

  • 3251 S. Miami Ave. Map It
  • Coconut Grove
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Of the 10,000 people living in Miami between 1912 and 1916, about 1,000 of them were gainfully employed by Chicago industrialist James Deering to build this European-inspired residence. Once comprising 180 acres, this National Historic Landmark now occupies a 30-acre tract that includes a rockland hammock (native forest) and more than 10 acres of formal gardens with fountains overlooking Biscayne Bay. The house, open to the public, contains 70 rooms, 34 of which are filled with paintings, sculpture, antique furniture, and other fine and decorative arts. The collection spans 2,000 years and represents the Renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neoclassical periods. The 90-minute self-guided Discover Vizcaya Audio Tour is available in multiple languages for an additional $5. Moonlight tours, offered on evenings that are nearest the full moon, provide a magical look at the gardens; call for reservations.

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3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, Florida, 33129, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $18
  • Daily 9:30–4:30
  • Closed Tues.

Published 09/18/2015


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