Nestled amongst the bougainvillea and banyan trees of Coral Gables lies one of Miami’s hidden treasures. The Venetian Pool, an 820,000-gallon spring-fed swimming pool, has drawn locals and visitors alike since it’s construction in 1923. Originally conceived as part of the Venetian Casino, the Venetian Pool was a central feature to George Merrick’s master plan for Coral Gables. The pool was constructed from a coral rock quarry that was the source of much of the beautiful coral found in the neighborhood’s homes. Built in the Mediterranean Revival style, the pool features loggias, porticos, and a beautiful bridge leading to small palm-tree island. Its main features, however, are its waterfalls and secluded grotto.