AAA Editor Notes
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is at 3251 S. Miami Ave. Formerly the winter residence of American businessman James Deering, the European-inspired estate features 34 rooms lavishly furnished with art and furnishings spanning 2,000 years. Of special interest is a 1917 Welte Philharmonic pipe organ.
Hedges and walls divide the estate into many small gardens. Extensive gardens with pools and fountains contain sculptures from Italy and France. At the foot of the steps leading to Biscayne Bay, an unusual sculptured barge creates an area of calm water.
Guided and audio tours (in English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and Portuguese) are available. Note: Visitors are required to ascend and descend stairs. Photography is not permitted in the house.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.