Sightseeing Miami: Venetian Pool
Venetian pool (Venetian Pool) – a swimming complex located in the Southeast District of Miami, stylized under the Venetian lagoon. It was built in the period from 1921 to 1925 by the American architect in Finnish, together with the Italian architect, Denman Finnom according to the plan of the famous town planner and entrepreneur of that era George Edgar Merrick. Currently, the historic public swimming pool attracts up to 100 thousand tourists annually and is considered one of the bright urban attractions.
The pool with a capacity of over 3100 cubic meters of fresh water was built on four acres of abandoned coral quarry. Initially, several gondolas were launched here, and the platform for diving was built above the main waterfall, but after a while the pool has undergone engineering and architectural changes. In 1989 and 2009, a major overhaul was made in the swimming complex.
Now on the territory of Venetian Pool surrounded by exotic vegetation there are several pools: a 60 cm children’s depth near the rescuer station, the main adult height of 120 cm and the swimming section of 2.5 M in depth of the central waterfall. There are sand islands with palm trees, picturesque underwater caves, grottoes, waterfalls, fountains, bridges, cafe area and two viewing towers overlooking the vintage mansions of Coral-Gables. Venetian pool is a training center for future professional swimmers and rescuers.
The Miami Venice Pool is very popular with tourists
Opening hours: From February 1 to March 30 – daily, except Monday, from 10.00 to 16.thirty. From April 1 to May 25 inclusive – from Tuesday to Friday from 11.00 to 17.30, Saturday and Sunday – from 10.00 to 16.thirty. From May 26 to August 16 inclusive – from Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 18.30, Saturday and Sunday – from 10.00 to 16.thirty. From August 18 to September 7 – from Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 17.30, Saturday and Sunday – with 10.00 to 16.thirty. Ticket price: From February 1 to March 31, the cost of adult entrance tickets is $ 7.70, for children from 3 to 13 years – $ 4,15. From April 1 to August 31 adult ticket – $ 11.50, children’s – $ 6,60. Children under 3 years and growth of less than 38 cm in the Venetian pool are not allowed. Route: By bus 24 to SW 24 ST / Toledo ST or bus 56 to Anastasia AV./ Toledo St. Address: 2701 de Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, Fi 33149