Explore a 19th-Century architectural masterpiece and its astounding art and antique collection, while learning of the Villa's 138-year history. In 1883, Franklin W. Smith built his winter home in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. He utilized architectural details from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain to bring part of Spain to Spanish St. Augustine. View hand carved exquisite inlaid furniture, hand-pierced brass lamps, beautiful oriental rugs and the magnificent Arabesque traceries on the walls made of crushed alabaster and plaster exact replicas from the Alhambra. Continuous audio guided tours in English, Spanish and French are available.