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A Local Treasure

When in Coral Gables, please do stop by this local historic landmark to see what drove the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
JPA-Miami
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Miami Beach, Florida
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
via mobile
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2000 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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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.

Thank JPA-Miami
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

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.......

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

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

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
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