Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is considered a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist, James Deering. The house was built between 1914 and 1922 in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. Initially, the structure was surrounded by sub-tropical forest, however, it is now recognized as an oasis of silence, the gardens are peaceful and green, and beautifully preserved.
Lingua students went back in time and enjoyed the Deering family’s astonishing collection of art and architecture which can be found at Vizcaya. Every area, garden, objet d’art, and room of the estate recreates a romantic narrative of historic periods, countries and traditions. Deering made efforts to link objects with figures of history such as Nero, Napoleon and Jefferson to awe his visitors with the most exquisite, eclectic and eccentric pieces to be found from that time in history.
About the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a beautiful waterfront mansion located in Coconut Grove Miami, FL. Built-in the early 1900’s, the estate was inspired by the Italian and French villa style, making it a unique and luxurious property.
The main estate spans over 45,000 sq. ft and is filled with lavish European decorations and furnishings, making it a perfect place for a day out.
Visitors can explore the gardens, which feature maze hedges, statues and gazebos, as well as the stone barge on the water’s edge. In addition, Vizcaya offers visitors the opportunity to get married and hold events.
Admission to the museum and gardens is $22 for adults and $10 for children, with discounted prices available. For those looking to capture their experience, professional photography permits are available.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a must-visit in Miami, and is sure to provide visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience. If you join Lingua´s all-inclusive English program you´ll have a blast while you learn and enjoy visiting great places.