Coral Gables' Venetian Pool
2701 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL

Coral Gables' Venetian Pool

2701 De Soto Boulevard
Miami, FL 33134
Coral Gables' Venetian Pool, Miami
2701 De Soto Boulevard
Miami, FL 33134

Maximum Capacity: 150 people
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Formed from a coral rock quarry in 1923, Venetian Pool is included in the National Register of Historic Places. This 820,000 gallon pool is fed with cool spring water daily, and features two waterfalls, coral caves and grottos. The buildings are Venetian-style architecture, designed by Denman Fink, uncle of the founding father of Coral Gables, George Merrick. Together with architect Phineas Paist, they transformed an unsightly rock pit into the world's most beautiful swimming hole, complete with expansive loggias, porticos, a palm-fringed island, beach and cobble-stone bridge. The pool received a major historic restoration in 1989. As you enter through the wrought iron gates at Venetian Pool, you are immersed in a different era; into times past where the whimsical, romantic approach to architecture prevailed. In 1922, the pool was designed by Coral Gables' founding father, George Merrick; together with his uncle and artist Denman Fink and architect Phineas Paist. The rotunda room adjacent to the West Tower contains a fountain, (previously a goldfish tank) and pictures chronicling the rich history of the pool. Scrutinizing the pictures reveals the 20's flapper era costumes donned by the bathing beauties;William Jennings Bryan who frequently extolled the virtues of Coral Gables; as well as the Miami Grand Opera performing in a drained Venetian Pool, and the Paul Whiteman's band entertaining in the half drained pool. Venetian Pool is available from closing until 10:00 pm throughout the year for parties and special events such as weddings.
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Venetian Pool is available from closing until 10:00 pm throughout the year for parties and special events such as weddings.
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