Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
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  • Vizcaya • 8 min walk
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  • cathrine m
    5 contributions
    It was nice to stroll through the gardens
    It was nice to stroll through the gardens. February is probably not the best time to see them. They are likely much more impressive in the spring and summer. Water views are beautiful. Staff in museum and cafe are very responsive and welcoming.
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 28, 2023
  • James c
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma186 contributions
    European style villa in miami
    A friend i visited here in feb 2022. Cost $29 to enter, book online. We spent about 3-4 hrs here. Very well laid out and feels like you're in Europe but its miami was amd billionaire from Chicago built in 1920s, there are nice gardens, fountains, saw big iguanas, lily and lotus ponds. The inside is is very grande and not something you'd expect to see in usa. Wealth beyond, a little over the top.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 6, 2023
  • phil-the-badger
    Thornbury, United Kingdom374 contributions
    Fabulous gardens
    Easy to find - 5 minute walk from Vizcaya metrorail station. The museum/house has been very well preserved and maintained with some boards around telling the stories. No paper map is provided although there are maps dotted about but it can be a little difficult to navigate. They provide an app for a free self-guided audio tour but we found it very difficult to use and find our way around with it and lost connection a few times and soon gave up trying to use it. The gardens and views are spectacular - worth the entrance fee on their own.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2023
  • Rebecca L
    Atlanta, Georgia1,480 contributions
    Must-see Stop in Miami
    Vizcaya is amazing! We spent four hours because there was so much to see. Make sure to download the audio tour and listen to it (or read the text) as you visit each room. We took a break after touring the house to eat at the Cafe. Then we followed with walking through the gardens. Again, the downloadable app gives great descriptions of the extensive property. This is definitely a must-see stop if visiting Miami.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • BoardingPass725556
    7 contributions
    Vizcaya
    Izcaya is a beautiful place to explore. We took the orange train to get there. Once we crossed over the bridge we were in another place. Quiet and serene. The gardens are lovely, the home was enjoyable to look through and the sea views were amazing!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Frances C
    Liberty Lake, Washington116 contributions
    Beautiful and Interesting!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We took the guided tour of the house which was so good! Our guide was very informative! It was fascinating how modern the house was for its time. If we lived in the area, we would certainly buy an annual pass and go again and again!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2023
  • vichy
    554 contributions
    An absolutely lovely place
    Really lovely place - if you love gilded age house museums, this one is definitely worth a visit. The whole property is an unexpected surprise, from the juxtaposition of the european furnishings against the mostly definitely non-european exterior, to the formal gardens right next to the mangroves, to the stunning water views that are completely not like Newport. Really, REALLY worth a visit if you love house museums.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 24, 2023
  • Laura W
    Denver, Colorado41 contributions
    So pretty!
    This place is awesome and should be advertised more. It’s a private residence that was sold to the county for public visits. There is a house and grounds to explore. It’s HOT so be prepared. I had a neck fan that helped a lot. I started outside first. To be honest some of it feels a little weathered but they did state that most of the place was built out of coral stone which does not hold up in the weather. Which I get, but in the gardens there seemed to be some empty foundations that collected rain water and grossness. Yet it was still very rustic looking. But the rotting leaves smelled a little bit. Just in one tiny section though. They were updating the pool so I was a little disappointed to not get the full effect of it. I went to the house next. I really liked the Audio tour. Please be respectful and bring headphones though. Also people need to be more mindful of their picture taking. Don’t spend 10 mins trying to get the perfect selfie when others are trying to take a picture in the same spot. I ate in the cafe and it was honestly the best meal I had during my whole trip to Miami. I had the caprese salad with chicken. I did shop in the gift shop and lots of items didn’t have prices which they need to fix. Also I asked one staff person if there were places to charge your phone if need be and she pointed to one plug that was available. I asked about the cafe and she wasn’t sure. With modern technology and use of phones to buy tickets, get lyft, take the Audio tour you need to know if phone charging is available. I went to the cafe myself to see and there’s a few tables inside with outlets. I was able to use my phone for the audio tour and map and charge my phone later. Please make sure all the staff knows there’s outlets in the cafe. Other than that minor detail this place was awesome and I spent 5 hours there!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written April 25, 2023
  • JULIE S
    Nashville, Tennessee52 contributions
    There is a reason it’s #1 tourist spot in Miami
    Beautiful mansion/castle. 70 rooms and we saw dozens of them. Interesting to learn their “modern” conveniences. The gardens were spectacular, as were tge views of the water. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Biltmore in Asheville, NC
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia1,076 contributions
    A must do if travelling to Miami
    This has to be one of the most beautiful house and garden I have been to. Get there early to avoid the crowds and escape the heat. We started in the garden and it has so many beautiful spots within it. Be warned we did see quite a large alligator in the back garden area but there are signs warning you about this. Everything is beautiful and photogenic. The barge on the bay is just amazing and everything looks like it should have been there centuries. The house itself is beyond amazing, I would have loved to have been a guest of James Deerling and seen it at its prime. There is an audio tour you can download prior to arrival to get more information. It was easy to get an Uber to and from there. You really need at least 2 hours to explore everything. It really is a must see if you go to Miami.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
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Rusty
Rockledge, FL235 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best places in Miami to visit. Large old house with amazing architecture, art, and history. The large gardens are good for a stroll with great views of Biscayne Bay and the mansion. Highly recommended.
Written February 14, 2024
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,798 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
An interesting house to visit. When we arrived the main car park was already full so then you have to exit and go to a car park across the road which makes it a longer walk to the house. It would be good if there could be a system so that you know that the main car park is full in advance of entering the property as the road is quite dangerous. The grounds are smaller than expected, the house is interesting to visit and the gardens are pretty even in February. The cafe was also nice although the shop could have had more items relating to the history of the house and owner.
Written February 11, 2024
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orrdin
New York893 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited on a cloudy rainy day and still had a great time. The gardens are lovely and the interior was also quite interesting to explore. We didn’t do a guided tour and felt like we got enough from the audio tours on their website.
Written February 4, 2024
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Charlotte
Stjordal Municipality, Norway5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a magical place with both amazing gardens and a trip back in time innside the house. A lovely and romantic place for a date with areas for photos and a refill of our history knowledge. A must to visit when in the Miami Coconut Grove area.

The prices for lunch and drinks in the kiosk was a little steep. But you could absolutely use a whole day at this place.
Written February 3, 2024
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Elana_K
Chicago, IL1,110 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Gardens and formal estates like this tend to be a winner in my book, and Vizcaya was no exception! Indeed, I feel like it competed well with some sites in Europe. We didn't visit every inch of the house, since I have seen enough old, rich people houses, but the gardens and bay held our interest for 2.5 hours. We would have probably eaten at the cafe and stayed a bit longer, if we didn't have a flight to catch.

I had read the parking situation could be rough, but we lucked out and got one of the last spots in the main lot. That was with us arriving a bit after 11am on a pleasant weather Saturday. Parking was free.

Admission is pretty expensive at $25/each, but as part of the cost of going on vacation, it was totally worth it.

I heard it was possible to see manatees in the bay near the stone barge, but I figured we'd probably not be so lucky. As it turns out - we were! We saw two large manatees swimming by, near the mangroves a bit north of the barge. Of course, we were making an effort to see them, and probably spent about 40 minutes in that spot. Additionally, we saw a large iguana in a tree, many different birds, and countless tiny lizards throughout the park. If you are an animal lover, it will be worth it to bring a camera with a nice zoom.
Written January 26, 2024
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heatherwilliams3825
Dayton, OH19 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This place is so much cooler than the photos make it look! Beautiful views, fun history, and lots of interesting architecture. definitely a fun way to spend a few hours! The cafe was also surprisingly delicious!
Written January 13, 2024
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Meander5
Birmingham, AL461 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a fun visit and a step back in time to Miami’s history of the robber barons. The house is massive. The gardens are massive. The whole place is just large and well preserved. It was great to read how climate change has affected the property overall, and the owner from Chicago had to adjust his planting choices to the climate of Miami, the self-paced you can download an app so you can hear the stories. We really enjoyed ourselves a great deal, and this was an enjoyable way to spend the morning.
Written January 8, 2024
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ceantal
Carrollton, TX152 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Reminds us of the European palaces that we went to. Beautiful property in Miami's Cottage Grove area on Biscayne Bay. Would recommend touring in the spring when the Orchids and Roses are in bloom. Allow 2-3 hours to see everything and enjoy the gardens.
Written January 6, 2024
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TravelingOYEster
Palm Beach, FL355 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We arrived at opening. I wasn’t sure if my 4 yo would enjoy but there was so much space to run around and explore. We ended up chasing lizards for a while near the roses. Otherwise, the property was beautiful. Staff were very friendly. I would probably come back w/ out the family…
Written December 27, 2023
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Sarah F
Norfolk, VA3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My husband remembered visiting this site with his parents as a child, so we gave it a try while in Coral Gables with a few free hours. Lovely setting, well organized, runs smoothly. You can download the tour on an app so you don’t miss anything. Many treasures, good historical context, beautiful gardens, friendly service at shop and cafe
Written November 30, 2023
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