7 Top Historical Attractions in Miami

Though Miami still looks like a young city, it has a lot of history behind it. There are many historical attractions in Miami which you should visit to get some information of this city. That way, you will not only enjoy the amazing attractions but also learn more about them. 

  1. Vizcaya Museum& Gardens 

Vizcaya Museums & gardens was built in 1916 by Jameed Deering, an industrialist and this building are commonly known as the Hearst Castle of the East. It was built to look like it had stayed for many decades and has the most amazing architectural detail in its structure complete with amazing accents. Over thousand artisans were involved in the design, build and finishing of this amazing ornate. Besides, Deering loved art and architecture, and you will find his amazing collections here on display. Finally, the beautiful grounds complement this building and are a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

2. Art Deco Historic District

Art Deco Historic District in Miami features many houses built in the 1930s and 1940s and ranging in different colors and architectural styles. Most of these are hotels and lodgings that have been renovated for modern uses. They have awnings on their lower levels for outdoor dining and is a favorite hub spot for many history lovers who are on a tour of Miami.

3. Coral Castle

Edward Leedskalnin, a Latvian national spent over 28 years of his life using some native coral rock and other tools to build this amazing structure. Many theories have tried to explain his motivation for embarking on this seemingly impossible task, but one said that he did it out of love for Agnes Scuffs, his 16-year old finance. Here, you will find celestial symbols and other decorative symbols. It’s no secret that this castle is mysterious as well as superhuman and yet, it has an amazing story behind it. 

4. Ancient Spanish Monastery

A trip to Miami without a checkup at the ancient and unique Ancient Spanish Monastery is incomplete. This site was built in Segovia, Spain in 1141 and was purchased by William Hearst in 1925 but it was only until 1952 when construction started in this site found in North Miami Beach.

5. A barnacle in Coconut Grove

This building was completed in 1891 by Ralph Munroe and is the oldest home in the area its located. The surrounding landscape to this home is an embodiment of the natural landscape of Miami and also presents a photo opportunity. 

6. Gesu Church

Gesu Church is the oldest roman catholic church in Miami and is located in Downtown. It features amazing architecture, stained-glass windows and can be easily accessed via public transport. It’s a favorite spot when walking around the streets in Miami and is included in institutions that have preserved the history of Miami.

7. HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami is a museum located in Downtown Miami and is a good place for learning the Caribbean and South Florida history. They have a permanent exhibit that gives you a lesson on Miami history right from the prehistoric times to our current date.

It’s no secret that Miami is a treasure beaming with many historical gems. And besides the new developments in the city that offers world-class fun and entertainment, you should also visit these historical sites to learn more about the history of Miamians and their city.