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World's Coolest Pools: Coral Gables Venetian Pool

Courtesy of Gables Recreation

Coral Gables Venetian Pool, Coral Gables, FL

Why It’s Cool: History is preserved at this 820,000-gallon man-made lagoon, carved from a coral rock quarry in 1923. The founding father of Coral Gables—George Merrick—envisioned the layout of the pool, which is surrounded by Venetian-style architecture and tropical foliage. Fed daily with springwater, it features two waterfalls, coral cave grottoes.

Interesting Fact: It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. coralgablesvenetianpool.com

—Jimmy Im

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