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Villa Zorayda

Villa Zorayda
Villa Zorayda./ Alan Sandercock, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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Private home of Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith. It was built in 1883 in resemblance to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. It is one of the first buildings in the world that is built of poured concrete and also one of the first Spanish Neo-Renaissance buildings. Beautiful interiors. Also the first example of fantasy architecture – a style that is characteristic for Florida.

4.5 out of 10 stars 44.8%

GPS coordinates
29.89162 N 81.31514 W
Location, address
North America, United States, Florida, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, King Street, Villa Zorayda Museum
Family houses, villas

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