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During the creation of the City of Coral Gables two water towers were built to supply the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
realChrisZoller
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Miami
Good for a quick look and picture!

The Alhambra water tower is another example of the Mediterranean style architecture that was... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
ARodriguezP
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Miami, Florida
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2000 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

During the creation of the City of Coral Gables two water towers were built to supply the residents. In keeping with the Mediterranean theme, George Merrick disguised them as Venetian towers. One was lost to a hurricane and for many years volunteers and charitable donations...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank realChrisZoller
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Alhambra Water Tower sits in a small park along Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables. It is certainly much more attractive than a typical water tower. One might not want to make a special trip to it, but probably worth seeing if in the general...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Architects and photographers delight. Tower is close you get to walk around the grounds in 5 minutes, take pictures and move on. Quick visit to explore the history of Coral Gables and is free.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NoraWetzstein
Reviewed 14 October 2017

When in Coral Gables, please do stop by this local historic landmark to see what drove the inventive vision of the city founders and architectural planners. A unique and lovely spot to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JPA-MiamiBeach
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The Alhambra water tower is another example of the Mediterranean style architecture that was instrumental in the urban planning of Coral Gables by its founder George Merrick. It was designed to look like a lighthouse so as to esthetically conceal the water tower. It's located...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 July 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank madiestan
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ausecl
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 615maryannw
Reviewed 18 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Pillsbury1111
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank RobinVBurr
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