Nessuna visita a Miami e' completa senza visitare la storica VizcayaNo visit to Miami is complete without a stop at the historical 50-acre Vizcaya estate. This European-style mansion offers a glimpse at life in turn-of-the-century South Florida. It's also an extremely popular venue for galas, weddings and other entertainment events.
An Italian Renaissance-style estate built in 1916 as the winter residence of industrialist James Deering. Over 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains surround a villa containing 34 rooms of 15th through 19th-century antique furnishings and decorative arts. Vizcaya is one of only two officially designated national historic landmarks in Miami-Dade County by the National Register of Historic Places (the other is Freedom Tower).
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
House open until 5:00 p.m. Gardens open until 5:30 p.m.
Ticket booth closes at 4:30 p.m.
Special Features: Gift shop, cafe.
Guided tours often available.
Group tours may be arranged by appointment.
Moonlight tours: see the formal Italian gardens by moonlight. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., on designated evenings. Call 305/250-9133 for dates and reservations (required).
ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Vizcaya offers accessible parking and restrooms, entrance and routing throughout the first floor and a viewing area overlooking the Gardens. You may request a map that will show access throughout the Gardens. Inaccessible areas are detailed in a photo book with written explanations.
For individuals who are blind or visually impaired, there is an audiotaped guided tour of the gardens and large print guide books.
3251 S. Miami Ave. Miami, Fl. 33129
Tel: 305/250-9133 Fax: 305/ 285-2004