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interesting historial fature

if you are in the area, then come and have a look for a little historical feature in coral... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Miami, Florida
The lighthouse that never saw the sea

This water tower was covered to look as if it were a lighthouse. It is a large structure made of... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
via mobile
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2000 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

if you are in the area, then come and have a look for a little historical feature in coral gables.......

Thank madiestan
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This water tower was covered to look as if it were a lighthouse. It is a large structure made of concrete made to look like a lighthouse, but you cannot go in or do much other than take a picture. It is a fun story...More

Thank Ausecl
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting landmark with no place to park to see it. I dropped my friend off and kept driving in a circle until she was ready to leave and had finished per pictures. Check out the pics. That's exactly what it looks. Interesting...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The water tower is an important landmark within Coral Gables and deserves to be seen. Although access inside is not granted, the exterior is worth seeing. Historical signs provide insight.

1  Thank Pillsbury1111
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Alhambra Water Tower is a lighthouse that has never seen the ocean. This was part of George Merrick's vision, the founder of the City of Coral Gables. The tower was built in 1924 and has the inner steel tank covered with reinforced concrete to...More

1  Thank RobinVBurr
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Not much to see here, but cool to drive by and take a picture besides this historic water tower in Coral Gables.

Thank cbarney2003
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This water tower was built in the early 1920's as was the majority of the original buildings in Coral Gables. It really wasn't used much because the City started buying their water from Miami just a few years after completion, but it still remains as...More

Thank Frank d
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Whilst walking around the area we came across this unusual water tower, which actually looks like a lighthouse! We couldn’t gain access to the inside only able to look through the windows, nevertheless it’s a really interesting piece of architecture.

1  Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is so cute and something that will not take you long to see but you have to take a look if you are in the area see the painting around the outside the weather vain and the cute lighthouse that has never seen the...More

Thank Bee C
Reviewed 2 September 2015

By all means, if you visit water towers the way others visit lighthouses, then this Coral Gables landmark is a must-see. If you don't, but you're in the neighborhood (on your way to visit Venetian Pool, perhaps?), then stop by for a quick look. Otherwise,...More

1  Thank lsd f
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