Art Deco Architecture: A Miami Beach Signature
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Every city in the world has its own architectural style. Like human beings, no two cities are exactly the same, giving travelers the opportunity to revel in the perpetual exploration of originality and variety.
Amongst this wide variety of architecture and style, certain cities stand out: Barcelona, with its grand mosaics and gothic churches. St. Petersburg, Russia, boasting the colorful spires that inspired Disney World. New York City, home to iconic skyscrapers and structures. And then there’s Miami Beach.
Art Deco architecture is the signature style of Miami Beach, standing alongside the beach and nightlife scenes as one of the city’s top draws for tourists. The Art Deco style was most popular back in the 1920s and 30s, featuring bright colors and blunt, sharply defined geometry. Miami Beach’s Art Deco District, which consists of nearly 1,000 historic buildings, is a visual spectacle of shapely patterns and pastel colors. The district itself, which is in South Beach, is a designated U.S. Historic District.
In addition to the visual and historic appeal of Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture, the city’s history also stands as a major cultural draw. The district provides visitors with that distinctly Floridian, Tommy Bahama-type vibe that’s perfectly conducive to a relaxing getaway. Miami Beach architecture also provides for a litany of fun activities, including There’s also a wealth tours, parties and city-wide events, like Art Deco Weekend.
South Beach architecture is iconic, important and recognized the world over. If you don’t believe us, take a look at Conde Nast Traveler’s World’s Best Cities for Architecture Lovers.
Hilton Cabana’s 5 Best Art Deco Buildings in Miami Beach:
The Colony Theatre Lincoln Road Mall 1040 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Webster Miami 1220 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bass Art Museum 2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Joes Stone Crab 11 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139