3. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
A trumped-up pastiche it may be, but Vizcaya Museum is undeniably grand and glorious, with the authentic feel of a European-inspired mansion. Which is exactly what its makers, industrial magnate James Deering, designer Paul Chalfin, and architect F. Burrall Hoffman, intended when they built it in the early 1900s. Embodying a 400-year range of styles, both the genuine and ersatz have been skillfully assembled to evoke another culture, another continent and another age.