Even though our jobs rely on modern technology, we still love to visit the many historical attractions that Miami has to offer. Florida has a long and rich cultural history as native people lived here for thousands of years before explorers started arriving in the 16th century.
With such a long history and so many places to reflect that, we had a hard time putting this list together, but here it is, our favorite historical attractions in Miami.
History Miami Museum
In downtown Miami, you can find the History Miami Museum, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian. This museum not only provides visitors with a plethora of exhibits displaying the full history of Miami and the surrounding regions, but it also has a research branch that focuses on Miami’s history, and how worldwide and local events have impacted the culture.
Miami Beach Architectural District
More often referred to as the Art Deco District, this neighborhood is located in Miami Beach along Collins Avenue. There, you can see examples of architecture from the 20’s to 40’s. As interesting as the exteriors are, if you can slip into a hotel lobby or two, you can find even more interesting interior spaces. There are tons of restaurants in this area, too, which is a bit over-priced but offer great experiences.
Cauley Square Historic Village
For a trip through time, there’s no better place to visit in Miami than the Cauley Square Historic Village. Dating back to the early 20th century, this historic village has a number of buildings from that era that are more commonly found in the western US states. We love all the period music, beautiful gardens, and interpretive exhibits that can be found there.
Ancient Spanish Monastery
To go even further back in time, we like to visit the Ancient Spanish Monastery which was originally built in Sergovia, Spain in the 12th century. In the 50’s, this piece of history was brought to the United States in pieces and reassembled to stand proudly in North Miami Beach where people can now get a taste of old Spain right in Miami.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Originally built in the early 20th century by Maine-native James Deering who wanted a nice place to winter, this expansive stone mansion is now both a Gilded Age exhibit and art museum. The 10 acres of land that surround it boasts incredible landscaped gardens and a nature preserve to protect Miami’s wildlife. It’s the perfect place to stroll through gardens and to see some unique architectural work.
By far the most unique swimming experience Miami has to offer is the Venetian Pool, where you can take a dip in a spring-fed pool that was carved from solid rock. To make the experience even more interesting are the caves and natural waterfalls that flow into the pool. We not only appreciate the beauty of this historic location but the impressive feat of engineering work that it took to create it.
Miami is an exceptional city to live and work in, surrounded by rich history, white sand, and blue skies. The team of iFeeltech is happy to serve the Miami Metro area with expert IT support services for the hardest working people here, yes you guessed it, small business owner.
What is your favorite spot in Miami? Let us know in the comment section below.