Spend a half day indulging the senses at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens!
This favorite history attraction has been a popular stopping point for both the rich and the famous.
Built in the 19th century spirit, this is a must see for those looking for a romantic get away as well
as the perfect retreat for some tranquil reflection.
Vizcaya was the 1987 venue where President Ronald Reagan received Pope John Paul II on his first
visit to Miami. Vizcaya was the 1994 location of the important 'First Summit of the Americas' convened
by President Bill Clinton. This began a series of Summits of the countries in The Americas. The thirty-four nations'
leaders that met at Vizcaya created the 'Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA),' that all the hemisphere's
countries, except Cuba, could join for national and corporate trade benefits.
Vizcaya has provided the setting for many films, both credited and uncredited. Deering himself enjoyed
watching silent films in Vizcaya's courtyard, and he had a particular interest in the works of Charlie Chaplin.
External pictures of Villa Vizcaya, for example, can be seen in the films Tony Rome, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.,
Any Given Sunday, Bad Boys II, Airport '77, Haunts of the Very Rich, and The Money Pit. The music
video for The Cover Girls song Promise Me from 1988 was filmed at Vizcaya. The music video for New Edition's song
"I'm Still In Love With You" from 1996 was also filmed at Vizcaya.
Vizcaya is also an extremely popular location for weddings and other special events, given the site's architectural
and natural beauty. For decades, the estate has been a target of photography, and is a favored site for photographs
of women celebrating their quinceañera (15th birthday).
On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed Vizcaya on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.