The BELLE of BISCAYNE BAY
"Vizcaya Museum and Gardens"
Written By Karen Holly Berliner
Once upon a time back in the year 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon traveled by ship to St. Augustine. After having his fill there, yet thirsting for more as explorers often do, he sailed even further southbound down the dreamy blue waters of the Floridian coast. In the midst of his journeys, he happened upon a lush and undiscovered estuary, later to be named Biscayne Bay. Today this area remains just as desirable to tourists and visitors alike as it was then, and is, in fact, the proud home to Vizcaya, one of the grandest Estates in America.