One of the most interesting places to visit when you are vacationing in the famous city of Miami, is the Vizcaya. The place is now famous as Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and is known for its scenic beauty and historical significance. It is situated in Coconut Groove, formerly known as Biscayne Bay, which located in the outskirts of Miami. The museum is one of the most popular tourist spots. Imagine going to the wonderful historical garden and bringing back home one of the fountains of that museum! Acrylic Fridge Magnet of the Vizcaya Museum can make it possible. The innovative souvenir is shaped like portrait with a bewitching picture of a refreshing fountain to help you always remember your memorable visit to the museum.
Architectural Design of Vizcaya Museum
The architectural design of the Vizcaya Museum was shaped by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models. It was constructed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style. Because of its extraordinary architecture, it is referred to as the Hearth Castle of the east. It also has a touch of Floridian coral architecture. The gardens are designed keeping in mind the French and Italian layouts and are made of Cuban limestone stonework. Native plants also add to its beauty. The director of its design was Paul Chalfin.
History of Vizcaya Museum
Before it became a museum, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was a private manor and estate of the great entrepreneur, James Deering. He is the owner of Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. It was initially a tropical forest on the shoreline of Mangrove swamps. Deering preserved the place making it into a huge estate with a villa, recreational facilities, grazing fields and formal lagoon gardens. It was named Vizcaya after the man who had discovered the inland forest.