Miami boasts glamour, elegance and a cosmopolitan attitude, and as it is nestled on the Atlantic coast of Florida’s most southern tip, this beaming city is also sunny and pleasantly warm all year round. To just call this metropolis international is an understatement of criminal proportions, due to its North American core with a twist of Caribbean culture, a healthy dose of Latin America, a dash of Africa, a touch of Asia and a hint of Europe. All these elements and their fascinating blend give Miami a vibrant and exhilarating cultural life.

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The Ancient Spanish Monastery

The structure was originally built in Spain, and went through a hard time during the First Carlist War. The building was seized and turned into a granary until it was purchased in 1925, disassembled, put into boxes and shipped to the US. The freight went through even more struggle while being transported, but, despite all that, the monastery can now be admired in North Miami Beach.

16711 West Dixie Highway, Miami
The Art Deco Historic District

The Art Deco District was built in Miami Beach around the 1930s, at the height of architectural movements and with embellishments of exotic geometric motifs. As the 800 buildings have been restored, this complex is the largest grouping of Art Deco architecture in the world.

1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Located among the Bal Harbour shops, this popular Italian restaurant serves – as the name already implies – different varieties of carpaccio, made of veal, venison, salmon or tuna. By also serving other traditional dishes such as calamari, sea bass, pizza and pasta, every expectation of authentic Italian food will be met, and every taste bud will be happily served.

9700 Collins Avenue, Miami
Joe’s Stone Crab

During crab season, this restaurant serves delicious specialties with great sides, and the Key Lime as a dessert also is a very important must. Be aware that getting a table on a busy night can take up some time but it is definitely worth the wait.

11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Miami Design District

Miami Design District is known for its art interior design, and it not only offers over 130 galleries, shops and antique shops for purchasing both bargain and collector's items but also insights into the art of interior behind. Alongside the venues, restaurants and bars will enrich this unique experience, by serving different dishes and also every taste bud.

3841 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami
Miami Fair Trade Marketplace

Miami Fair Trade Marketplace is a great opportunity for shopping jewellery, women's fashion, scarves, craftwork and much more. When buying here, you can be sure about fair and safe working conditions and so enjoy your new good to the very best.

3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Best Time to Visit

As Miami has a long and beautiful season of summer all year long, deciding on when to visit Miami mainly depends on what you are looking for and what you expect: while spring is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities and venues, the summer gets quite hot and somewhat deserted – keep in mind that these seasons have the highest threat of hurricanes. During the fall, Miami comes to life again with its many events such as the Miami Art Week, while the winter attracts most visitors with its ever lasting sunshine and many events and adventures that are yet to come.