Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

sights / Architecture

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens information

Location
Miami , USA
Address
3251 S Miami Ave
Telephone
+1 305 250 9133
More information
www.vizcayamuseum.org
Prices
adult/6-12yr/student & senior $18/6/10
Opening hours
9:30am-4:30pm Wed-Mon
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They call Miami the Magic City, and if it is, this Italian villa, the housing equivalent of a Fabergé egg, is its most fairy-tale residence. In 1916, industrialist James Deering started a Miami tradition by making a ton of money and building ridiculously grandiose digs. He employed 1000 people (then 10% of the local population) and stuffed his home with 15th- to 19th-century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts; today, the grounds used for the display of rotating contemporary-art exhibitions.