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Venetian Pool

2701 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-460-5306
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Water Parks, Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The most glamorous municipal pool in the world. Must be 38" tall or 36 months old to enter. Admission prices $3-9.
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Coral Gables, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As the term implies, it's has a Venetian motif, including gondola poles. There's also a little cave and waterfall, I guess a take on Blue Grotto. As this is a pool right in the middle of a high end residential area, it's also unusual in that regard. The water's usually nice and cold, a great thing when it's very hot.... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I haven't actually been swimming in the pool but I drive past often and see people splashing and enjoying themselves. It's quite different than any other swimming experience, like being in a magic grotto

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Coral Gables, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing attraction. Take the children too! Fabulous one-of-a kind pool and water attraction!

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Miami, Florida, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Venetian Pool is a lovely spot to visit and relax while going to Coral gables. The water is rather cool, but one gets used to the coolness after a while, It is a clean place. full of children on weekends, and I highly recommend a visit with family, and a dip in the pool is a must.

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MILANO
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164 reviews 164 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Venetian Pool is an experience. Getting there you're already in a great mood after driving beneath the iconic gables tree canopies on a cloud free afternoon. The Venetian Pool is definitely a wonderful gem of Miami. It's a unique public swimming pool, built out of a natural quarry.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited this historic pool in March of 2014. If you don't appreciate the history attached to it, then you will consider it just an average large city pool, but we really loved it. It would be enjoyable for couples or families. The children really loved it and it wasn't too crowded on a Friday afternoon. Cost us about $23... More

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allentown, pa
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133 reviews 133 reviews
40 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a lovely setting. We visited on a Friday and I was the only one in the pool. The water was cool. The only issue I had was that it seemed that except for a small area that was 2feet deep, the rest of the pool was five feet deep, with no real shallow areas. So I was treading water... More

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Ottawa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The idea of a man-made grotto appealed to us and the large, pretty Venetian Pool was worth swimming in. During the week it was quite quiet and a lovely place for a swim. It can be more crowded on weekends. They don't use chemicals but the water is changed completely every day in summer and every two days in winter... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This spring-fed pool is filled and drained daily. It was created during a time when It was considered a glamorous pastime to spend the day lounging by a pool. It has many features and the price is very low. Come experience a relaxing day and get a little blast from the past.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Venetian in Pool is a wonderful place to relax on a warm South Florida day. The water is always cool and the grounds around the pool -architecture and landscaping- make it feel like a trip back in time.

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