Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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11 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Head outdoors to check out the gorgous gardens created in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy and France, the overall landscape design is conceived as a series of rooms. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.  Full review →



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



Only a 20 minutes’ drive from the beach, it’s a must-see two-hour outing. Full review →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


The Telegraph

The villa is filled with elaborate Renaissance tapestries, Rococo furniture, Chinese objets d'art, Roman sculptures and early 20th-century paintings. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Built in 1916 as a winter home by industrialist James Deering, this Italian Renaissance-style villa and its 10 acres of formal gardens was the first great over-the-top house in town. Full review →



Today, the extraordinary European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark includes a house filled with art and furnishings. Full review →

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