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Coral Castle, United States

From series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
In the city of Homestead, which is located in the state of Florida, is the unique coral castle (Coral Castle). This is the name of the Steingarten, which can be described as a true worldwide one. The impressively large complex of statues, whose total weight is 1 100 tons, was built manually and admired millions of people from all over the world for many years. The author of this unique Steingartens is Ed Leedskalnin, the immigrant from Latvia, who caused the unhappy love for this heroic act.

Coral Castle, United States During a walk through the Steingarten one can see some romantic sculptures, including the huge heart-shaped table. The crescent, erected on the pedestal, which always points exactly to the Nordstern, is equally interesting. The largest building of the complex is the high square tower, the weight of which is 243 tons. The coral stones served as the main construction material in the sculpture direction. The weight of some blocks reaches a few tons.

The author began to build the coral lock in 1923 and built it continuously until death. The fact that the beautiful steaming was built by a person without using any special technique seems simply unbelievable. With respect to the fact that Ed Leedskalnin was a rather delicate man, the phenomenon of coral lock seems to be inexplicable. The man was only 152 cm tall, and his weight was 45 kg. Next - Plain of Jars


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Community First Investments' located in 0.17 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Budget Homestead Rent-A-Car' is located in 2.31 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Naranja U-Gas' in 0.1 km
Supermarket: 'Sabor Tropical Supermarket' in 0.31 km
Parking: 'Portofino Plaza' in 2.66 km
Apotheek: 'CVS Pharmacy - Photo' in 0.24 km
Police station: 'K9 Enforcement Inc' in 4.87 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pizza Hut' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'South Miami Metrorail Station' in 27 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Miami Airport MIA - in 36 km
 »  Opa Locka Airport OPF - in 50 km
 »  North Perry Airport HWO - in 59 km
 »  Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FXE - in 82 km
 »  Pimaga Airport PMP - in 89 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Coral Castle

Deluxe Inn Motel - Homestead

Located in 0 km from Coral Castle
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Rooms: 19
Cable TVs come standard in each room at Deluxe Inn Motel. Guest rooms also feature a small refrigerator and air-conditioning. A 24-hour reception is … More: photo, rates and booking
Value Place - Homestead

Located in 2 km from Coral Castle
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Rooms: 121
A microwave, refrigerator and hob are included in each of the kitchenettes at Value Place Homestead. A cable TV is also included. Laundry facilities … More: photo, rates and booking
Floridian Hotel

Located in 3 km from Coral Castle
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Rooms: 148
Begin the day at the Floridian Hotel with a cup of coffee from in-room coffeemakers. Take advantage of free on-site laundry facilities or relax after … More: photo, rates and booking
Homestead Days Inn

Located in 4 km from Coral Castle
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Rooms: 111
Air-conditioned rooms at the Homestead Days Inn include a work desk and free Wi-Fi. They come equipped with cable TV and ironing facilities. The … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Coral Castle - Miami


Miami is the main resort city of the US located on the Atlantic coast of Florida. This is a well-developed and a fashionable resort famous for its endless beaches, great weather with sunny days and wonderful climate conditions.

Miami is a modern place, and so here visitors can see huge luxury villas and mansions of the richest people of the world, moguls and movie star. Collins Avenue is the location of most expensive hotels in Miami (the closer to the south a hotel is, the higher is the price). All old districts of the city have been cleaned up and reconstructed, so people who come to Miami for the first time often call it the city without the slightest blemish. Ocean Drive area is, of course, the center of Miami. From its eastern part you can easily get to a white sandy beach, while the western part is represented by a long street dotted with numerous cafes and restaurants.

It’s really hard to mention all sights of this place. The main ones are the Venetian Pool (the largest and most beautiful in the world); Villa Vizcaya (a palace with gardens, waterfalls, a swimming pool, designed in the Renaissance style; currently the palace exhibits the collection of the Museum of Art); tropical parks with monkeys, parrots and butterflies; several really great zoos like Safari (Lion Country) and Miami Zoo; the Everglades National Park and Coral Castle; the Museum of Japanese Gardens – Morikami; a huge variety of botanical gardens, museums and monuments. While staying in Miami don’t forget to visit the park of Maximo Gomez as there you can find small groups of Cuban elders who play dominoes enthusiastically.
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