Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a palace with gardens, pools and fountains, built in 1916 in the style of Italian Renaissance commissioned American industrialist James Deering. Construction of this extraordinary residence took 5 years. Thanks to the amazing landscape, beautifully decorated rooms and valuable sculptures Vizcaya Museum turned into a delightful medieval island on American soil, which is since 1994 a National Historic Landmark. Today it houses the Museum of Fine Arts, which is a work of art from around the world. Rooms are furnished villas fifteenth - nineteenth centuries. By the same period is the remaining items - carpets, crockery, paintings, sculptures. Deering personally picked items and accessories for your home, suitable to the luxurious look of the villa. Villa is popular not only among ordinary tourists. It was visited by the King of Spain Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. This is where Ronald Reagan officially took Pope John Paul II when he first visited Miami in 1987. Held in the palace and a very important meeting of North and South America, headed by Bill Clinton and the leaders of the thirty-four countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Miami Museum of Science includes a planetarium, an observatory and Wildlife Center. Here visitors can learn about wind energy, visit "exhibition hurricanes" and about nanotechnology at the "nano". Also interested in many interactive offerings such as "Smart Heart", where you can check the health of your heart. The museum, in addition to exhibitions of duty saving devices in the home and to demonstrate the natural mechanisms and laws of physics, the first Friday of the month or on the occasion of a major holiday show spectacular laser show. Currently the company is actively transport museum in a modern building in the city center. The new building, which is scheduled for opening in 2015, will be a natural science center for children, a large aquarium built into the ceiling of the main hall, and 3 -D planetarium.
Coconut Grove - one of the oldest areas of Miami. In the sixties, he was a favorite gathering place hippies. Currently, this area is famous for restaurants and cafes. One of the best restaurants, hotels and fashionable shops Greater Miami are found in Coconut Grove. This is the free trade area of the city with lots of boutiques and two popular markets - "Coco Walk" and " Streets Of Meyfeyer." Here is the famous street Coco Walk with their small cozy restaurants and exclusive shops.
"Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel" is a luxury hotel located in the historic district of Coral Gables. It is a favorite place of residence of world leaders, celebrities and sports stars. The hotel was built in 1926 and until 1928 was the tallest building in Florida, surpassing the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. The hotel pool was once the biggest in the world, and it became a live attraction swimming instructor Johnny Weissmuller - five-time Olympic swimming champion and the actor who played Tarzan. Hotel "Biltmore" repeatedly became the venue for the shooting of various films, including " Bad Boys," "Miami Vice" and others. In its heyday, the hotel hosted royals of Europe and the famous Hollywood stars. It was visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Edward and Sophie Windsor, American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers and Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, gangster Al Capone and representatives of clans Roosevelt and Vanderbilt. With the advent of World War II for the hotel fell on hard times. The War Department has transformed it into a military hospital. In 1973, thanks to the "Law on historical monuments and heritage parks program," the city was returned to the control of the hotel, but due to the difficult times of the hotel building ' Biltmore ' almost ten years remained vacant. And only in 1987 the building was again serve as the hotel, and in 1996 it received a National Historic Landmark. Over time, the building was surrounded by a golf course, which was designer Donald Ross, a spa hotel, occupying an area of over 1,000 square meters, has become one of the world's finest spa. Currently, the hotel's renowned theater " Gabl Stage."
Another attraction, located in Coral Gables is the Venetian Pool - the best and most beautiful pool in the world. It was created in 1924 by the architect from Venice Denmanom Fink based on the Venetian canals, listed historical attractions of Florida. This is not just a pool, but a whole complex of islands connected by bridges, coral caves, fountains, waterfalls and two pools displacement 3000 liters of water which comes from artesian wells. This pool - one of the most popular places in Coral Gables, which is annually visited by about 100,000 tourists.
An unusual experience in Miami produces historic district of Coral Gables. Large contribution to its construction made George Merrick, refined esthete, who planned the space so that visitors and residents felt the whole exclusivity of the place. Downtown Coral Gables, built up in the twenties of the twentieth century houses in the Spanish and Italian style, known for its unique architecture and plenty of shops. In addition, there is a campus of the University of Miami - one of the most prestigious private universities in the United States. The main attractions of Coral Gables - Congregation Church, built in the style of Spanish Baroque, and Lowe Art Museum, located on the campus of the University of Miami.
Little Havana district got its name because of the large concentration of immigrants here from Cuba, as well as Central and South America. So people here are mostly Hispanic. Here you can see a large number of locals playing dominoes in the street, to go shopping and buy these cigars that are rolled by hand right before your eyes, and dine at one of the many restaurants Cuban or Mexican cuisine. You can be a spectator or a participant in festivals "Calle Ocho", "Parade of the Three Kings" and others, as well as visit a local "Walk of Fame", a Latin movie stars and musicians, the oldest cultural institution Miami - Theatre "The Tower", the Catholic Church of St. John Bosco and many other interesting sights.
Downtown Miami - is the heart of the commercial district with many skyscrapers, shops, museums, theaters, restaurants and parks. He is considered the third most-populated downtown of any city in the United States ( after New York and Chicago ). The whole area is laced with canals and bridges for yachts. Hundreds of boats depart from piers Downtown Miami. Among the most popular routes - yacht trip to the islands ' rich and famous. " This artificially created island where the luxury villas and mansions of the richest and most famous people of the planet, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Julio Iglesias, Luciano Pavarotti and others. Only in this administrative area of Miami has a seaport, where all the cruise ships begin their routes.
Bayfront Park - a picturesque park located in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay. There is a small sandy beach, fountains and statues, playground, tropical garden. Bayfront Park is the main social center of entertainment and culture. It regularly hosts various events, including health. In the park there is a large amphitheater that can accommodate 10,000 spectators and Tina Hills Pavilion capacity of a thousand people, where year-round concerts, press conferences, corporate events. In addition, the park you can see regular performances of acrobats on the trapeze, and in the alley bordering the Gulf, conducted collective yoga classes.
14 -storey Freedom Tower was built in 1925. Upstairs white-yellow building is a lighthouse that illuminates at night Biscayne Bay. Initially, the Freedom Tower was erected to contain urban edition of the newspaper " The News of Miami." After the newspaper in 1957 moved to another room, the tower became the property of the U.S. government. It provides a full cycle of legal registration of Cubans fled to the United States from Fidel Castro's regime. Also here the Cubans could get medical care, as well as learn about their relatives who were already in the United States. For thousands of immigrants Freedom Tower has become a symbol of freedom from the dictatorship of Fidel Castro in their homeland. Nowadays the Tower houses the Museum of the Cuban Liberty emigration, which contains information about Cuba before and after the rule of the dictator, as well as the improvements made by the Cubans in the United States. There is also a library of Cuban literature and Cuban American National Foundation. Periodically, the Freedom Tower hosts exhibitions.
" Miami Children's Museum " is not so much a museum in the traditional sense, as a miniature town, where a child can try on a variety of roles and get a lot of vivid and memorable experiences. Here, children are discovering the unique opportunity to acquire new and useful knowledge about adult life in an exciting and entertaining way. Children can dress up in bright beautiful costumes firefighters, police officers, sailors, and to realize their fantasy games. There is even own miniature port liner. The museum hosts classes in drawing, modeling, art photography. Provided for young naturalists living area where a child can watch with interest and even some animal feed. For the creative mind in the museum built a small studio where you can be reincarnated on time movie star, director or reporter. And for children, there is more active even 9 -meter rock climbing. In " Miami Children's Museum " every child will find something to their liking.
Miami Beach - Miami suburb and the world-famous beach resort. It is a must-see destination in countless programs cruise itineraries. The resort is located on an island separated from the "big Miami" Biscayne Bay. This is one of the largest luxury resorts around the world. Locals call Miami Beach "Island of billionaires." It is popular especially among wealthy people. Miami Beach - the favorite resort of many Hollywood stars and music world.
Ocean Drive is the most famous area of Miami Beach, is rightly calling his heart. On the east side of Ocean Drive strip stretches of sandy beach cleanest city, and the western boundary of the region is designated stripe variety of restaurants and cafes. Ocean Drive is the most bohemian place in Miami, which attracts all the fans of the luxurious and beautiful life. On the roads here are touring unique luxury cars and motorcycles. Located along the road painted in bright colors and lit a huge amount of dazzling lights of the posh hotels in the style of Art Deco, as well as numerous trendy restaurants and bars where live music. Ocean Drive is restaurant Luciano Pavarotti, whose facade is decorated with his portrait, as well as a magnificent small hotel, transformed into a work of art by a famous Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was his master.
Most picturesque landmark Miami Beach is Lummus Park, which is a long strip along the ocean. On the territory of this cozy park is very nice to walk and enjoy the clean fresh air and the breeze from the ocean. The special charm of this place give tropical plants planted around the perimeter. In the park provides a wonderful playground where you can play a variety of games, including beach volleyball. Here you can also rent a bike and ride with the wind, considering the great views and panoramas. Lummus Park - a great place to stay with kids. Territory equipped nice playground, all relevant European regulations and standards. In addition, the park has its own private beach where you can sunbathe and swim in the ocean under the close supervision of lifeguards.
" Bass Museum of Art, " was founded in 1963 when art collectors John and Johanna Bass bequeathed his extensive collection to the city of Miami Beach, and since it is the main museum. The museum is situated in a picturesque park on the seafront Collins in a former first public library of Miami Beach, is a kind of exhibits made in the style of Art Deco. Today the museum's collection of more than 3000 works. Selection of the most diverse works from Rubens to contemporary art, from masters of European Renaissance to Asian artists, from Ancient Egypt to Botticelli, from extensive exposure to religious tapestry of Haitian Voodoo art. Also here you can see works by Picasso, Matisse and Calder. The museum is located very many different sculptures that since the threshold portend an interesting pastime.
"Fontainebleau Miami Beach" - one of the most famous hotels on Miami Beach. Built in 1954 by the famous architect Morris Lapidus, this architectural ensemble became the epitome of luxury and glamor. At the time, stayed at the hotel world-famous celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lewis. In addition to comfortable rooms, the windows half of which are located right on the ocean, is available at the 11 restaurants, cafes and bars, the menu will satisfy the most demanding guest, excellent spa, gym, two beauty salon, meeting rooms for banquets and meetings, night club, boutiques, children's club, swimming pools and exceptional service. "Fontainebleau Miami Beach" regularly receives prestigious awards, and in June 2009 was included by the U.S. magazine " Travel + Leisure " in the list of forty-five of the best hotels around the world. Hotel "Fontainebleau" is referred to the list of mandatory places to visit in Miami. Stop here, many of those attracted chic beaches in Florida, lively nightlife, the opportunity to try your luck in the casino, enjoy a variety of musical events, or to witness some of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture.
Botanical Garden - a real landmark Miami Beach, an oasis of tropical nature with a collection of orchids and rare plants. In the garden greenhouse and an impressive collection of tropical and subtropical vegetation.
Lincoln Road - another amazing street Miami Beach, which is certainly worth a visit. This is a central pedestrian street, stretching seven blocks, filled with fashionable boutiques, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs. Also there is a modern multiplex cinema and various concert halls. Lincoln Road is a gathering place for young artists and street performers entertaining the tourists and locals. On Sundays, this street turns into a farmer's market, which sells everything from fresh cut flowers, vegetables and exotic fruits to clothes handmade. In 2011, Lincoln Road has been included in the National Register of Historic Places U.S..
Park "Jungle Island" - one of the most popular and spectacular sights of Miami. Island inhabited by a great variety of flora and fauna collected from different parts of the world. This picturesque "paradise" of indescribable beauty was created over 75 years ago by Franz Scherr, who tried to realize his dream - to create a park, wherever rare birds could fly without any hindrance, as in vivo. Therefore, today the brightest ornament "Jungle Island" are a variety of bird species with the most bizarre stains feathers. The park presents rare species of flora and fauna of this climatic zone : only manual cassowary on the planet, a liger Hercules is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest member of the family cat, and two twin orangutans from birth living in the reserve. In the park there is the so-called "Jungle Theater" - an arena for presentations involving wild animals from around the world with bleachers for spectators. In "Jungle Theater" performed the show " The Tale of the Tiger," which are the largest cat : Ligers, tigers, lions and other rare wild animals. Also in the Park is known throughout the world show trained birds. In serpentarium "Jungle Island" numerous species of animals, from African penguins to huge turtles, giant snakes - boa constrictors and lemurs, and conducted performances with the participation of reptiles, penguins, flamingos and other animals. On the "Jungle Island" is a lake of pink flamingos, considered a symbol of the state of Florida. In addition there is a private beach, as well as the zoo where you can feed and pet the animals.