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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

Both are endorsed by writers. On balance, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores significantly better than The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens comes in at #1 in Miami with praise from 8 publications like Departures, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

Both are endorsed by writers. On balance, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens scores significantly better than The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens comes in at #1 in Miami with praise from 8 publications like Departures, concierge.com and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Miami
location

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The 34 rooms open to the public are filled with antiques spanning the 15th through 19th centuries.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    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. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Sometimes referred to as the "Hearst Castle of the East," this magnificent villa is more Gatsby-esque than anything else you'll find in Miami. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    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. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This ornate Italian Renaissance-style villa and its formal gardens embody the fantasy winter retreat of their builder, Illinois entrepreneur James Deering. Full Review →

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89
#3 in Miami

1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • 9 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This museum, run by Florida International University, is smack in the middle of the Deco splendors of South Beach, and worth a visit for the building itself.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    A research center and museum showcasing a 120,000-item collection of modern design and "propaganda arts" amassed by Miami native Mitchell ("Micky") Wolfson Jr. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., heir to a family fortune built on movie theaters, was known as an eccentric, but I'd call him a pack rat. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Visit this excellent design museum early in your stay to put the aesthetics of Miami Beach into fascinating context. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The former Washington Storage Company building (1927, Robertson and Patterson) is distinguished by an elaborate gold-colored Moorish relief facade of cast concrete. Full Review →

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