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Venetian Pool, Coral Gables
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Venetian Pool on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Coral Gables vacation route planner.
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  • Even if you don't have time to swim here, you owe it to yourself to take a self-guided tour of the Venetian Pool for a dollar! What other tourist attraction can you see for a mere dollar? The Saturday...  more »
  • Just like the Biltmore pool, this pool is to do at least once. Try to arrive early to avoid the crowd, because the pool is very big, but the small beaches. A little pricey, but very original.
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  • I went maybe on a really bad day (Rainy summer day) But since I read all the great recommendations this was a must do on the list, the pool is clean and the water is fresh, there is a deep side and a ...  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit as a local or tourist. Venetian pool was constructed in 1924 from abandoned old coral rock quarry. It pumps more than 800,000 gallons of fresh spring water daily, making it the largest freshwater pool in the united States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places - making it the only pool on the registry (which makes it that much cooler to visit). The water is cold as it is freshwater. The depth ranges from about 4 feet to 8 feet as you get closest to the waterfall. In case you get hungry, they have a concession stand where you can purchase food and drinks. The history alone should make you want to come here... if you're into that sorta stuff.
  • The ambiance is quite nice for this historic Coral Gables landmark. The reason for only 2 stars is that the pool water was not clean.....most of the bottom of the pool was slimy algae and there was debrie floating in the water. For a Coral Gables city with strict ordinances this aqua fed pool should be immaculate, not only the water quality but also the ground keeping. As a life long resident of Miami I was quite disappointed....the city should give me a refund and thank me for taking the time to write this honest review.
  • Great family place getting rather expensive but for the experience totally worth it. Pool status cold you have a sand area get free vests have a giant waterfall font have to deal with chlorine plenty of seating. Can bring your own food and drinks. A great day to spend the day. Plan to stay from open to close. And take the tour if you can really nice and old and amazing it's worth a look. I go once a month and it's an hour drive so that says something.
  • Nice place. Water is alittle cold but kids had a blast. Food was not that expensive considering you are in that gables. Worth the price. Great friendly staff.
  • Home away from home! My happy place! I grew up in the Gables and this was my neighborhood pool. Fond memories here. The staff is very friendly, respectful and take their jobs seriously which is nice to see in today's society. I think those of us that grew up here and took our swimming lessons here should have a lifetime pass, lol.