At the end of September, Miami will have a new attraction worth visiting. It’s a park with the famous Miami Circle as its center piece. The Miami Circle was discovered, by accident, in 1998. It’s a sacred site of the Tequesta Indians, a civilisation which lived long the Miami River 2000 years ago. It’s also (so far) the only testimony of the Tequesta, their lifestyle and culture.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida in Downtown Miami is the curator, administrator and protector of the site. Until a few months ago, the site was covered and not open to the public until the museum had obtained sufficient funds to repair the seawall and create a beautiful park around the circle. It’s right on the mouth of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay in Brickell and the park will feature a river walk, recreation areas, a gallery which illustrates the history of the river and guided tours around and about the circle will be conducted by the museum. The opening ceremony will be held at the end of September.
I know all this, because I just attended a briefing about progress by the museum of which I am a member. So, this information is brand new and if you plan a visit after September, this is a place to see which should not be missed. If you are not all that interested in history, at least you can enjoy fabulous views and recharge batteries for a night on the tiles in South Beach or visit Mary Brickell Village’s nightclub “Blue Marlin.”
Inka is German and used to be an international attorney with offices in London and Spain. Retired two years ago because I wanted to be a traveler and writer and now live between Didim/Turkey and Miami with plenty of travel in between. Next destinations: Istanbul, New York and Petra/Jordan.