The Timeless Appeal of Miami´s Art Deco District

Apart from the silky white sand, swaying palm trees, exclusive shops, chic galleries and the intense nightlife,  one of the main reasons we visited South Beach was because of our fascination with the alluring Art Deco arquitecture.

With fanciful pastel buildings, floral and aquatic embellishments, porthole windows, ship-like railings, sleek curves, glass blocks, shiny chrome and nautical designs reminiscent of ocean liners, Miami´s Art Deco District evoques the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era.

The Roaring Twenties

Art Deco extended into the 1930s and ’40s and then faded after World War II. This  sultry and sophisticated design movement has a timeless appeal and remains as widely loved as ever.

Encompassing more than 800 Art Deco structures, Miami´s Art Deco District exudes the exuberance the unique atmosphere of the twenties with lavish parties and vintage classic cars. 

The Waldorf Towers Hotel

The Art Deco Edison Hotel and a classic oldsmobile car on Ocean Drive

The McAlpin hotel with the standard Art Deco tripartite facade

Did you know that the notorious gangster Al Capone used to play cards in a game room off the lobby?

Originally created in 1936 and located at the corner of 10th Street and legendary Ocean Drive, Hotel Breakwater South Beach is an icon of the Miami Beach Art Deco District

Built in 1937 and designed by Henry Hohauser, The Park Central Hotel at 640 Ocean Drive, was once a favorite rendezvous for Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth.

Art Deco Weekend

Celebrated every January in South Beach, the Annual Art Deco Weekend is the best way to get into the 20s spirit and celebrate the beauty of the art deco era.

Over 400.000 people flock from all over the world to participate in the festival. Vintage car parades, street fairs, outdoor film series, jazz concerts…This iconic event will definitely take you to to an era of glitz and glamour.

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