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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Just minutes from downtown Miami sits one the city’s most majestic tourist destinations, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Imagine a historic Italian estate in a spectacular subtropical setting and chances are you’re picturing Vizcaya. Built as the private winter home of American businessman James Deering in the early 1900s, Vizcaya is now open year-round for your enjoyment. Experience the beauty and history of the Main House and expansive bayfront gardens on the shores of Biscayne Bay.

The house itself is architecturally significant featuring 34 decorated rooms, ten acres of formal gardens and diverse collections including European antiquities, American art commissioned in the 1900s and century-old plants. The estate is unusual for retaining so much of its original character, configurations and collections.

The house was designed to take full advantage of its location on Biscayne Bay. Deering wanted Vizcaya to be approached and seen from the sea, and the east façade on the bay is the most monumental and the only symmetrical one – It opens onto a wide terrace that descends toward the water.

With a city as vibrant as Miami, it’s easy to see where Hotel Urbano draws its inspiration. The culture, flavor, style, world-class luxury and indescribable spirit all come together to create a unique hotel just minutes from the pulse of the city. From its stylish rooms filled with original art from local artists, to the trendy lounge that never hesitates to innovate and create bold new flavors and sippable concoctions, this hotel in Miami has become a favorite destination for travelers seeking the very best the city has to offer.

Just .6 miles from Vizcaya, this Miami hotel, Hotel Urbano at Brickell, is just a quick 12 minute stroll to this historic and fascinating Miami landmark. See and feel the vibrance of Miami.

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