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Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

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Made by filling up a coral rock quarry that supplied materials for building Coral Gables, Venetian Pool was originally known as Venetian Casino. The blue water reflects the Mediterranean Revival architecture next to it, and even touts a Venetian bridge and mooring posts where imaginary gondolas dock for the night. Fresh water fills the pool and is drained and replaced daily through artesian wells. A waterfall and a grotto add to the ambiance and make the pool seem like a natural phenomenon. It's not uncommon to see a wedding taking place poolside with guests spilling out of the attraction's cafe. Arrange to visit Venetian Pool and other attractions in Coral Gables using our Coral Gables online attractions planner.
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  • Historical pool with man made waterfalls and caves. Lots of loungers and a sand pit. Pool area really big with area for children. Very good value for money- check closing times Oct/ Nov 
    Historical pool with man made waterfalls and caves. Lots of loungers and a sand pit. Pool area really big with area for children. Very good value for money- check closing times Oct/ Nov  more »
  • My friend wanted to visit the Venetian Pool for her birthday, so off we went, two locals who had not before visited this lovely place! What an historic and beautiful pool for locals and visitors, alike. We went on a weekday, low season, dodging a bit of rain, but it didn’t matter. The grounds are lovely, the pool water is cool and refreshing with varying depths for serious swimmers like us, and those who just wish to enjoy some fun in the water. The lush tropical surroundings add to the ambiance. There are lifeguards on duty, and some chairs and benches around the perimeter of the pool. We opted to pay the $7 for a lounge chair. Ladies Room, showers and dressing areas are spotlessly clean. There are lockers if you prefer, but we just took our bags poolside. There are areas to picnic outdoors and also lovely wrought iron tables and chairs on the veranda. We parked easily and adjacent to the facility. Front desk personnel were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The admission is $21, but it was less due to the time of year, September. As you enter, inside you will find a fountain and on the surrounding walls photos of swimmers in their fashionable swimwear across the decades. It’s interesting to view the historical time line of this place since 1924! We grabbed cheeseburgers and sodas from the small, but efficient and pleasant cafe. A beautiful day, indeed, and a place to add to your things to do when you are in South Florida or even if you live here, like us!
  • Such a fun experience to do in Miami! Although it does get busy at times, the pool itself is huge so it never feels too crowded! There is a smaller “beach” area to relax, as well as areas around the pool. Lounging chairs can be rented for $7 as well. Food was your typical snack shop foods (chicken tenders, fries, hot dog, etc.) and took a while to actually get. I would eat beforehand if possible! Overall, a great experience to go do in Miami if you have never done! Not sure if it is worth it to go again and again, but for the experience I would go at least once!

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