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It is a strange land that holds a castle of theories. For this castle is said to be carved from 1,100 tons of oolitic limestone and built by one man. This man weighed only 100 pounds. He stood barely over five feet tall. He used no large machinery. But this castle has walls more than eight feet high and a tower of more than two stories. This castle is furnished - with beds, chairs, tables, and fountains - all made from coral. And in considering the many theories of how this man came to build this coral castle - as you move beyond the castle's walls and gates - you will find that its diminutive builder, Edward Leedskalnin, was a secretive man. Through the coral castle's audio tour, you will hear his queer tale. Ed started building his castle for his 16-year-old fiancée, even though she left him along the way. They never wed, and he would spend nearly 30 years building the castle as a monument to her. You will learn that it will never be revealed how this place came to be, but you will agree with the icon signed by Ed, a Latvian native, at the entrance. It reads: "You will be seeing unusual accomplishment."
Monthly fair featuring the skills of local mediums and readers.
The history of Coral Castle claims the structure boasts stones taller than the ones at Stonehenge and heavier than the ones that make up Egypts py...
Feeling restless this summer? Y?ou don't have to travel half-way around the globe to witness something awesome. Just take a drive in the 305. Coral Castle in Homestead is just creepy, weird, and wonde... More »
Event Review: Coral Castle Psychic Fair
WHAT A CROCK OF CRAP !!! First of all nothing on the "Psychic Fair" website mentions that you have to pay $15 just to get onto the castle grounds. Then this past weekend, 9/1/12, no one told us that the fair was CANCELLED, even after we called the Coral Castle to get directions !!!! We arrived at the castle, were shocked at having to pay the admittion price and then find only one VERY SAD, REDICULOUS so-called card reader there. She was a joke and to add insult to injury, charged $35 !!!! Also the website does state that readings are upwards of $50.00 !! RIP OFF !!!
I am of the opinion that this "psychic fair" is nothing but a come-on by the administrators of the Coral Castle to collect entrance fees for a tired low interest tourist site. SHAME !! AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS, IT IS A FRAUD !!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you ever spun a nine-ton coral rock gate with one finger? Do it on weed. Super-genius Ed Leedskalnin drilled a perfect eight-foot hole through an 18,000-pound block he moved by himself from Florida City to Homestead; then he centered and balanced it on an iron shaft and truck bearing just so you can spin it in circles. He built the castle as an undying tribute to the 16-year-old girl who dumped him the day before their wedding, and it's there for your enjoyment. Professional burnouts... More »
When Edward Leedskalnin died in Miami in 1951, he left behind a genuine Florida wonder. Leedskalnin said he built the Coral Castle for his sixteen-year-old fiancée who ended up rejecting him. To furnish the couple's fantasy manse, the five-foot-tall, 100-pound former lumberjack labored obsessively for twenty years. Under cover of darkness he quarried, carved, and positioned more than 1100 tons of oolitic limestone using handmade pulleys and levers. Among his creations: a... More »
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