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“A little bit of paradise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Venetian Pool

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
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The most glamorous municipal pool in the world. Must be 38" tall or 36 months old to enter. Admission prices $3-9.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A little bit of paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Forget the packed Miami beach for a day and visit the most tranquil pool in Miami. The pool brings a little bit of Europe to Coral Gables which retains the serenity and peacefulness of the surrounding area. Truly amazing.

Visited February 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Actually far more than just the pool...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The concierge at the Biltmore Hotel gave us a detailed map for a self-guided tour of the whole Corral Gables area, including the Venetian Pool (sadly empty at this point), the Miracle Mile (definitely several steps below Rodeo Drive)...and a huge range of magnificent homes and streets. The whole tour was a bit too long and took more time than we expected but the experience was very good. Well worth doing at least a portion of the suggested route.

Visited December 2012
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Miami
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This pool is part of Historic Coral Gables. It is a bit nostalgic for me to come to this pool because it was a big part of my childhood. The caves are a real treat to wade through, and lounging by this pool for the day is a bit of a unique expericence considering that it was made from a coral rock quarry and feed by the underground aqueduct.

Visited December 2012
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Sweden
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“Wonderful setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Visited one day during late Nov. Beautiful setting, v peaceful, hard to believe you are in the middle of Miami! Small display area with pics showing the pools usage through the years. Entry fee around $10 per adult (visitor). Extra charges for towels and sunloungers but there are some benches around which can be used for free. Small sandy area for sunbathing. Sadly some parts of the pool area (around the caves) were closed off. Water quite cold! V cool to swim thru water fall then sit up on ledge on the other side. Small cafe on site or take own food (observe rules about where food & drink can and cannot be consumed). Big, cleaning changing rooms (lockers available, cost extra). Would consider visiting again if returning to the area

Visited November 2012
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newport beach, ca
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“Interesting pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Call before you go as the pool closes for winter, and sometimes earlier if there are not enough patrons. The pool was built in the 1920s out of a rock quarry. The grounds are beautiful and it is worth a trip in the warmer months.

Visited November 2012
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