Newsletters  | Mobile

World's Most Mysterious Buildings

World's Most Mysterious Buildings: Coral Castle

Courtesy of Coral Castle

Coral Castle, Homestead, FL

Made from 1,100 tons of limestone boulders—bigger than those at Stonehenge—this  structure, located just south of Miami, was built from 1923 to 1951 by a single man, a tiny Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin, as his home and an homage to the love of his life who left him the night before their wedding.

Mystery: How did he do it? The jilted man claimed he knew the secret to the pyramids’ construction. Other details—no mortar, precise seams, physics-defying balancing acts—have also stumped scientists for decades.

Visit: Take a guided tour for some insights into this quirky castle, where even the rocking chairs are made of stone.

Adam McCulloch


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition