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The Free Architecture Guide of Miami (PDF)

Virginia Duran Blog- Miami Architecture Guide 2017 PDF
Miami is a beautiful city full of architecture, which is sometimes overshadowed by the reputation of its beaches and nightlife. Miami is this amazing city where you can find anything you want. If you want sun and sand, you’ll have it. But if you wanted a 12th century monastery brought stone by stone from Spain you could have it too. If you find any mistakes, or have any suggestions please let me know, my intention is to keep it useful. Hope you enjoy!

Download pdf here: Miami Architecture Guide 2020 (PDF)
Download map here: The Free Architecture Guide of Miami 2020

28 thoughts on “The Free Architecture Guide of Miami (PDF)

  1. I had no idea there was so many architecturally significant buildings in Miami. Quite a few of them from the 1920s and 30s, it seems, and I am wondering why these times were so productive. Your lists are amazingly detailed.


  2. This is an incredible list. I was in Miami earlier this year… I didn’t have a lot of time out on my own but I was very impressed with the city. I am saving this map for my next visit (whenever that might be).


    • You should go back soon! There is so much to see. If you only have a few days check the 5* spots on the PDF, it’s completely worth it. Did you like any building in particular?


      • As I love Art Deco, several of the buildings in South Beach, of course. However, I was really surprised by all the skyscrapers in and around downtown Miami… I was not expecting that… although generally speaking I am not enamored with that kind of architecture I found myself really enjoying wandering around in those canyons of glass, concrete and steel. Although I understand a good percentage of the space lies empty. I have a few photos I need to post somewhere!


      • That sounds really good! I think Miami is a city of contrast between the old and the new, the Latin culture and the North American philosophy. I prefer the old part, the one that is full of color and history but have to admit that some new buildings add personality to the city such as the new Science Museum.
        I would love to see your photos by the way 🙂


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  13. I’m heading for Miami next week for 9 days and I’m super excited to use your architectural guide, I only have one question, I don’t really understand the legend with the stars that says
    Legend: ***** (1 day)
    **** (2-3 days)
    *** (3-4 days)
    * (5-7 days)

    does it mean go to this place if you are staying for this long in Miami?
    Please explain, besides that I believe it is going to be very very helpful!

    Thank you!


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  17. Hey there! Hope you are well, a couple things.

    1. I was checking over this list again-I didn’t actually make it to Miami this summer, as my wife and I are expecting! But, I was dreaming about my next trip. I did notice one property you listed/described, Park Grove Apartments, I think is actually in Coconut Grove at 2821 S Bayshore Dr. I think the confusion was because there is another apartment complex in North Miami by the exact same name but the way you described it more closely matched the former. Just wanted to make you aware : ) feel free to remove if you don’t want this in comment box.

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    • Hello Chuck! First of all CONGRATS!! when is the baby due? Is it a boy or a girl? What a lovely reason to cancel a trip. Thanks so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I’ve just updated the map and will also change it on the PDF when I do the next update 🙂


  18. Also-another thing-a friend and I are developing a podcast called The Urban Files. Anyways, I am so impressed by your guides that I think you would make an excellent guest for our show for an architecture episode especially. It’s all about cities and urbanism. We could do some cross promotion of your content as well (your book, website, etc). Let me know what you think! Thanks,


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