Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vizcaya Now Offers Audio Tour in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Haitian Creole

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami-Dade County’s European-inspired estate on Biscayne Bay, has announced the launch of audio tours in additional languages for visitors who speak Portuguese, French and Haitian Creole. First introduced a year ago in English and Spanish, the Discover Vizcaya Audio Tour in multiple languages is sure to delight Vizcaya visitors from around town and around the globe.

The Discover Vizcaya Audio Tour features 90 minutes of content and guides visitors through the main spaces and primary ideas associated with Vizcaya at their own pace. In this way, visitors will gain an in-depth understanding of individual objects while exploring themes such as cultural exchange, design and patronage, and work and leisure.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens preserves the Miami estate of International Harvester Vice President James Deering (1859-1925). Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining architectural examples from the era in United States history known as the American Renaissance, when the nation’s wealthy industrialists built lavish estates inspired by the palaces of Europe. Vizcaya was designated a National Historic Landmark and is owned by Miami-Dade County.

Vizcaya features a Main House, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore and historic village. Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Vizcaya is open daily except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (Dec. 25), from 9:30am-4:30pm. For more information, visit or call 305-250-9133.

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