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Interesting and sketchy

The 1920's era Arabic style buildings, of which only a few are left are interesting. It's a very... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
donOrlando
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Orlando, Florida
Travel back in time.

The city of Opa Locka is a must see from Dade County history buffs and architecture fans... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
travelbug2332
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Altus, Oklahoma
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“I was a bit disappointed, and scared....”
26 Jul 2016
“Interesting and sketchy”
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Opa-locka Blvd and Sharazad Blvd, Opa Locka, FL
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

I guess this could be average if you're really into older Arabic mosque type buildings, but they basically are condemned and closed to the pubic! The grounds are just falling apart and the neighborhood in general is a bit sketchy and scary.....

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The 1920's era Arabic style buildings, of which only a few are left are interesting. It's a very questionable area. Suggest going in the morning and not lingering. Hopefully this area will be restored.

Thank donOrlando
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The city of Opa Locka is a must see from Dade County history buffs and architecture fans. Supposedly, near the same time that Coral Gables was being build as a Italian Style city , Opa Locka was a development built on the concept of Arabian...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

The historic Opa-locka City Hall must have been amazing in its prime! Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss developed the city of Opa-locka in 1926 in the style called Moorish Revival, better known as the Arabian Nights motif. middle of the Florida land boom. He named the...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We read the previous review of this location and as we were in the area we decided to take a look ourselves. Parking is easy just across the road, and you are free to enter the grounds. We are glad that we visited, but it...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 20 January 2012

If you're into fantasy architecture (and Florida is known for it), the historic Opa-locka City Hall is a must-see! The city of Opa-locka was developed in 1926 by aviation mogul Glenn Curtiss, in the middle of the Florida land boom. To distinguish it from other...More

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