Miami is home to one of the biggest collections of Art Deco architecture, a true melting pot for food and cultural infusions that can be of inspiration for almost any traveler.
Miami is also the indisputable capital of Latin America; so make sure you do make proper arrangements in advance if you plan to head there and truly live the Miami experience.
In this post, I will include some of the districts and locales you can't miss when experiencing this part of paradise in Florida.
The Wynwood Art District:
For Instagram lovers and alike, the Wynwood Art District is a must visit. The entire neighborhood is covered with murals and graffiti that will appeal to every artistic taste as each one of them is worthy of a photo. Therefore, do pace yourself and make sure you put on enough sunscreen as you visit the following top 10 galleries listed here but also make sure you make your way to the Wynwood Walls.
Within the Wynwood Walls, you will encounter a free curated exhibition of international artists to get you started in this district. The entire courtyard offers a stunning urban art collection of murals and paintings that draws crowds year-round.
Herein, a very small (tiny) representation of their collection:
But do not despair, the majority of the murals and graffiti designs are all over and around the district.
Personally, I was mainly interested in finding the mural by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra who uses kaleidoscopic-themed murals to make his statements.
The one below was unveiled in 2015 and became quite a social media sensation from the very beginning.
The Art Deco architecture:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Miami's South Beach is part of the city's Art Deco District. The streets that stretch from 18th Street and south along Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue are home to the largest collection of this type of architecture.
If you happen to be into the unique styles of architecture predominant here such as Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival or MiMo (Miami Modernism), check out this listing.
For a true experience of Art Deco infrastructure, stroll along the Ocean Drive strip and head north along the beach side of the road in order to see the neon lights in their most dazzling glory.
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