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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Virtual Tour

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Virtual Tour

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Virtual Tour

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens include Italian Renaissance gardens, villa, native woodland landscape, and a historic village outbuildings compound.

The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style, with Baroque elements.

Previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is was the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

The villa’s museum contains more than seventy rooms of distinctive architectural interiors decorated with numerous antiques, which include 15th to 19th-century European decorative art and furnishings.

The villa facade’s primary influence is the Villa Rezzonico in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is referred to sometimes as the “Hearst Castle of the East”.

Vizcaya has provided the setting for many films, both credited and uncredited. The site is also a popular location for weddings and other special events, given the site’s architectural and natural beauty.

For decades, the estate has been a subject of photography and is a favored site for celebrations.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Virtual Tour

Villa Vizcaya’s Swimming Pool Grotto

Highlights of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

  • 10 acres (40,000 m2) of Italian Renaissance formal gardens
  • 40 acres (160,000 m2) of the native ‘hammock’ jungle forest
  • Ceramics from England
  • Villa Vizcaya’s swimming pool grotto
  • The casino of the villa
  • Vizcaya’s spiral staircase
  • Examples of gilded era technology
  • Ornate metal and glass light fixtures
  • Historic architectural drawings that document the estate’s design
  • European Artworks
  • Villa Vizcaya’s Music Room
  • Vizcaya’s iconic stone barge
  • Vizcaya’s enclosed Loggia
  • Vizcaya’s Living Room

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Virtual Tour

Living Room Organ – Vizcaya Museum

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

  • Museum:              Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Previously:            Villa Vizcaya,
  • City:                      Miami
  • State:                    Florida
  • Country:               United States
  • Built:                    1914–23
  • Location:              3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, United States

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Map

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 360 Views

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”
– Oscar Wilde

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Photo Credit: Thomas Julin / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0); Elisa.rolle / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Eveningstart / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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