The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Villa Vizcaya) is a museum in Miami, USA. It is the former estate of businessman James Deering who had the villa and its surroundings built in the 20th century as a winter home. It was built to the designs of Paul Chaffin and is magnificent in its architecture which includes various styles such as Baroque, Italian Renaissance and Mediterranean Revival. Years after the death of Deering, Miami-Dade County took ownership of the estate and turned it into a museum and gardens, that displays the wonderful architecture and many antiques that antique enthusiast Deering gathered. Deering was a keen agricultural industrialist the museum's aim is to help people learn about arts, history and the environment. The villa is popular with filmmakers with films such as Bad Boys II filmed at the villa.
If travelling by car, there is onsite parking at the museum. The 12 and MIABRK bus services both stop outside of the museum and gardens. ‘Vizcaya’ train station is a short walk away from the museum and gardens.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum and gardens are open six days of the week, Wednesday to Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm. Admission is set at 18$ for adults, $6 for children, 12$ for seniors and 10$ for students.