Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Type: Architecture, Historic Sites
Constructed in 1916 for industrialist James Deering, this Italianate palace is often referred to as the Hearst Castle of the East. Intended to appear centuries-old at completion, it is absolutely rife... Read More
Constructed in 1916 for industrialist James Deering, this Italianate palace is often referred to as the Hearst Castle of the East. Intended to appear centuries-old at completion, it is absolutely rife with architectural detail and elaborate accents. In fact, more than a thousand artisans took five-plus years to complete the ornate flourishes. Deering was fascinated by 16th-century art and architecture, and most of his fine collection remains on display within the mansion. The beautifully landscaped grounds aptly complement the building, whose name remembers the Basque term for a raised site. Built on the bay, you'll also appreciate beautiful views of the water while touring the estate.
- Wed-Mon 9:30am-4:30pm
- Adult $15; Senior (62+) $10; Student $10; Child (6-12) $6; Child (5 and under) Free
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Along with Miami Beach's Art Deco buildings, this is the most interesting architecture you'll find in Miami proper. Beautiful to behold.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Vizcaya has some of the most stunning architecture and vistas in all Miami. Quiet, secluded, and definitely romantic.
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