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“Local Gem, Great for Kids of All Ages” 5 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.
Miami, Florida
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“Local Gem, Great for Kids of All Ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beautiful, historic local spot hidden away in the middle of residential Coral Gables. Great for a non-traditional afternoon of swimming in a spring-fed pool carved from natural coral rock. But even just a peak in is worth the drive to see one of the places that makes Coral Gables so sepcial.

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Miami
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“Good place to escape from the routine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

One of the most refreshing pools I ever being! The water comes from the ground, it's cold but is very nice!
Food in the place is not so good.
You must bring a good bathing suit, sandals and a towel!

Visited March 2012
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Stayner, Canada
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“Venetian Pool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My parents lived just 2 doors away from this pool from 1971 to 1983....I have very many fond memories of spending 2-3 months of the winter at this pool. My mother used to teach the Red Cross Swimming lessons there. Don't know if they still do. I see it has not changed as for the coolness of the water....too cold for me, but my children all has a ball there. It was a lovely retreat from the winter months in Toronto..... They used to have events in the evening after the pool was emptied, I remember watching a lovely wedding one evening. My parents moved to England and sadly my Mum has now passed away.....Many Many Many memories of this lovely pool.

Visited February 2013
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coral gables
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“great place to visit, but too many kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is really a special place here in Coral Gables. It's an important part of the history of our city. And a great place to hang out and get some sun and take a dip in the pool. BUT, i hope you like kids. It's certainly a place that is popular with families. I sure wish they had an "adult only day." It's just not very relaxing with all the kids running around screaming.

Visited September 2012
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“Unique Swimming Pool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Venetial Pool is very different from other pools. You feel like you are in another country. The water is very cold even in the summer, but it is a unique experience.

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