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Great news story on the Villa Zorayda and its history from River City Live News4Jax


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Use your mouse to scroll around this 360 photo and enjoy the beautiful view inside the Villa Zorayda Museum. Click in the upper right to go into full screen view. If you are on a mobile device, try using your fingers.


The Villa Zorayda was used for filming parts of the 1980s movie, Illegally Yours, starring Rob Lowe. Here is a great article on this from the St. Augustine Record.

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1912: “The Arab’s Bride” directed by George O. Nichols and staring William Russell and Florence La Badie. Scenes from this film were shot inside the Villa Zorayda. If you look close enough, in the background, you can see the beautiful tiles that line the walls of the bottom floor of the Villa Zorayda.