At first sight, these sculptures look normal, but appearances can be deceiving....

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Coral Castle

Mysterious sculptures

It’s time for a dose of mystery. To find it, head for this intriguing place. Coral Castle is, essentially, a collection of huge sculptures carved out of coral rock. And ‘Why is this a mystery?' I hear you say... Because these blocks of stone – each one weighing several tons – were brought here and sculpted, apparently, without machinery and single-handedly by one man: Edward Leedskalnin. Nobody knows exactly how he did it and this is a large part of the mystery and what makes a visit here so interesting, as well as the figures themselves. These were built by Ed between 1923 and 1951, and were included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. When you go in, you will see a doorway, a moon, a throne, a sundial, a small house... Study them well and see if you can work out how he did it (

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