Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a magical place built between 1914 and 1922. It was the winter residence of James Deering (1859-1925) in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. The estate was entirely surrounded by subtropical forest—the Main House and the formal gardens appeared as a dreamlike vision in the midst of the jungle on the shores of Biscayne Bay.
Today, Vizcaya is an oasis of silence and green, miraculously preserved just south of Miami’s modern skyline. Visitors will get a glimpse of the lavishness and grandeur of "The Rolling Twenties" in the American History. Mr. James Deering was retired millionaire and a bachelor in his early fifties when he undertook the challenge to build the Vizcaya estate. You will see at Vizcaya, his extravagant style inspired by castles and arts of Europe.
The estate is designated as National Historic Landmark.