The Villa Zorayda, located in historic downtown St. Augustine, is a scaled replica of Spain's Alhambra Palace.

Villa Zorayda Museum

The Villa Zorayda was built in the late 19th century to replicate a portion of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Across from Flagler College
83 King Street, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 829-9887

Hours of Operation

Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Please note: The Villa Zorayda Museum will be closed from December 7 to 13, 2015.

    The Villa Zorayda Museum is an architectural masterpiece built by Franklin Smith in 1883. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this grand Gilded Age home is built 1/10th the scale of a portion of the Moorish castle, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

    In addition to the magnificent architecture of the building is the collection of antiques and fine art, featuring paintings, seventeenth-century furniture, beautiful hanging brass lamps, oriental rugs, and an Egyptian rug over 2,400 years old that was originally taken from one of the pyramids in Egypt.

    State-of-the-art self-guided audio tours are available throughout the day and are available in English, French, and Spanish. Docent-led tours are available by reservation only. On-site parking is free while visiting the museum. For additional information, please call (904) 829-9887.


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    Beautiful, well-kept historical home featuring Moroccan architecture and thousands of exotic antiques. Electronic tour guide box gives lots of info about each of the exhibits, the home and the owners. Possibly would not be interesting to smaller children.

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