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Address: 2000 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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An Icon in Coral Gables History

The water tower is an important landmark within Coral Gables and deserves to be seen. Although access inside is not granted, the exterior is worth seeing. Historical signs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 17, 2016
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Gulf Coast Florida
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Gulf Coast Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The water tower is an important landmark within Coral Gables and deserves to be seen. Although access inside is not granted, the exterior is worth seeing. Historical signs provide insight.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Alhambra Water Tower is a lighthouse that has never seen the ocean. This was part of George Merrick's vision, the founder of the City of Coral Gables. The tower was built in 1924 and has the inner steel tank covered with reinforced concrete to conceal the unattractive tank inside. This water tower did supply the City's domestic water supply... More 

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miami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Not much to see here, but cool to drive by and take a picture besides this historic water tower in Coral Gables.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This water tower was built in the early 1920's as was the majority of the original buildings in Coral Gables. It really wasn't used much because the City started buying their water from Miami just a few years after completion, but it still remains as one of the most visible and adored landmarks in Coral Gables as "the lighthouse that's... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Whilst walking around the area we came across this unusual water tower, which actually looks like a lighthouse! We couldn’t gain access to the inside only able to look through the windows, nevertheless it’s a really interesting piece of architecture.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is so cute and something that will not take you long to see but you have to take a look if you are in the area see the painting around the outside the weather vain and the cute lighthouse that has never seen the sea ! They don't make em like this anymore x

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coral gables
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

By all means, if you visit water towers the way others visit lighthouses, then this Coral Gables landmark is a must-see. If you don't, but you're in the neighborhood (on your way to visit Venetian Pool, perhaps?), then stop by for a quick look. Otherwise, this need-not be on your destination list. Geo-cachers like this spot - their treasures are... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is lovely example of the architecture around Cora Gables. One just has to get a city map and explore the area to find the gems. This one is right in the middle of the road - literally and worth the few minutes it takes to find it. Like all the gates and plazas of the city it is a... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are in the area, you will easily pass by this tower. it will only take 2 minutes or less to see but it is a very nice icon for Coral Gables and the neighborhood. Not much to see but worth it if you're passing by!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

…but that's not saying much. And there's not a lot else to say. This is not a destination per se, but if you're already in the Gables (on your way to the Biltmore Hotel or Venetian Pool, perhaps?) then stop by and have a look. The guarantee is that you will not find a similarly-presented structure on this continent. It... More 

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