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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Attractions in Miami

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of the prime Miami historical landmarks and tourist attractions. It was built in the 1910s and was the estate of renowned Miami businessman James Deering. The villa and the Italian-style formal gardens and sub-tropical forest encompass 50 acres of land.

This is a perfect place to spend an afternoon or an entire day. Take the tour of the villa itself and learn all about its seventy different rooms, each one with its own unique design and art, or take some time to stroll around the refreshing gardens and fountains and unwind from the hectic South Beach.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Atractions in Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is open 365 days of the year

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are a great place to visit any time of year, but the ideal time is spring when everything is in full bloom and verdant. The Museum is open every day of the year, except for Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

General admission to The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is $15 for adults and $6 per child. Miami Dade County residents only pay $10 as do senior citizens, students, and visitors using wheelchairs. Children from 6 through 12 pay $5. There is a café on site, but you will need to pay admission to enter. No outside food is permitted expect for college groups and K-12 visitors on school trips.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Atractions in Miami

One of the best attractions in Miami

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are located on 3251 South Miami Avenue in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. It is located 10 miles from South beach, 1 mile from downtown Miami and a fourth of a mile from I-95. It is also easily accessible by Metrorail. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offer $5 discounts off the $15 regular admission price to senior citizens over 62, students, visitors using wheelchairs, and Miami Dade residents. Just be sure to bring along your ID to take advantage of this discount.

While the $15 admission fee might feel a little steep for the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, children can get it for only a fraction of the cost at $5, and the venue is very much worth the price. For the budget visitor from Miami Dade County, note that between June 1st and August 31st, you can pay for one general admission adult ticket, and get one free with proof of residency. For those watching their wallets, there are also free tours of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens by Vizcaya volunteer guides or you can pay $5 for an audio tour.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Atractions in Miami

VIzcaya Museum good for kids, good for adults

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an invigorating venue with lots to do and see. Families are encouraged to visit the museum and use the 'Exploring Vizcaya with Young Visitors' program which focuses on activities and objects specifically tailored for children in both English and Spanish. Groups are also welcome with discounted group rates at $10 an adult and $5 a child, with complimentary entry for a leader for groups of 20 or more. Groups of less than 20 will still have to pay $200. These group tours must be reserved at least five days in advance and last approximately two hours.

The Viscaya Museum and Gardens invites you to live and see the beauty of European architecture in the modern city of Miami. Located in Coconut Grove, a residential area which along with Coral Gables has maintained the Spanish and Italian influence, Viscaya stands out as it is lavish home inspired by European palaces, art, interior design, architecture, landscape design, horticulture, and the environment.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Atractions in Miami

Discover Vizcaya Museum, a unique piece of Miami's history

Viscaya was originally built in the 1910s and since then it has been recognized as a Miami-Dade County facility accredited by the American Association of Museums and distinguished as a United States National Historic Landmark.

It has also been a diplomatic seat for the signing of the Free Trade Agreement and the Summit of the Americas. President Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, President Ronald Reagan, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, as well as Pope John Paul II have been hosted at Viscaya Museum and Gardens. The Villa's perfect location is accessible via Metrorail.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Atractions in Miami

Vizcaya welcomes visitors every day except for Christmas from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adult $15
Child 6-12 $6
(Miami-Dade County Residents, students, and seniors receive a special discount)

Contact Information:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Main: 305-250-9133
Fax: 305-285-2004

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