The first time I traveled to Miami, like every photographer, one of the first places I visited was Miami Beach. For many years I’d been dreaming with this city through movies like Miami Vice, Moonlight, Scarface and Bad Boys II. Everything was just as I had dreamt. I’ve always said that discovering Miami is the dream of every photographer.
Once you explore Miami Beach and its surroundings there are countless of places to visit. Today I will be sharing with you the 5 museums that you cannot miss in this wonderful city.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
It’s a contemporary museum. Moved in 2013 to the Bicentennial Park in front of Biscayne Bay to a new headquarters designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron in downtown Miami.
It is practically a new museum, they’re still working on its permanent collection, but they make avant-garde and impressive exhibitions. They really work with the community in Miami.
The building itself is really amazing, and really uses the interior and exterior spaces to perfection. It also has incredible views of the Port of Miami and a great place to have a glass of wine and some food in the restaurant.
Museum of Ice Cream
This place was a lot of fun! The museum is an interesting concept, with a phenomenal group of people that will guide you through the experience. Everything is imaginative! From the moment you enter the building, you feel like you are in a dream. A pink dream! Where you can smell, touch, taste, play and take excellent selfies and photos. As of today, the museum has closed it’s temporary exhibition in Miami but be on the lookout for new openings and events.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
This is one of Miami’s greatest treasures. This beautiful mansion was built between 1914-1916 for the Vice president of International Harvester Company. A man with a dream that ordered to build this wonderful Italian Renaissance mansion with an old look from the 16th century. Surrounded by huge and beautiful gardens creating a landscape of dreams.
The walls of Wynwood have become an important statement of street art, a genre that was believed to be unappreciated and disrespected.
These walls have brought to Miami the best artists in the world. Since its inception, the Wynwood Walls program has seen more than 50 artists representing 16 countries and has covered more than 80,000 square feet of walls. It is something that you cannot miss. It’s like a great street art fair. Almost everywhere you look, there is some kind of unique art that includes sidewalks, street signs, lamp posts, etc.
You can also enjoy a whole area dedicated to small vendor stalls, food trucks and nice establishments with bars and lively music.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
I would really say that there’re three museums in one with a planetarium, an aquarium and a science museum. Each section is of high quality but smaller than what you can find in a museum dedicated to a theme. The highlight for me was the gulf stream tank with the eye window. It is an incredible experience. The view from the outdoor patio is amazing.
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