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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

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Address: 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: (949) 498-2139.
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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A stunning find

I was taken to Casa Romantica by my parents who were staying in San Clemente for the month. It is located on a hill overlooking the beach, in the middle of a subdivision - so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I was taken to Casa Romantica by my parents who were staying in San Clemente for the month. It is located on a hill overlooking the beach, in the middle of a subdivision - so easily overlooked if you weren't expecting it. The website didn't do it justice by half! A gorgeous art installation was on display in one room,... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this beautiful home just driving around the city on our way from San Diego to LA. Glad we stopped by. Took some beautiful pictures of the gardens, some that will definitely be framed. If you find yourself in the area - don't miss this bit of cultural history.

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Harbert, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a little bit art center, a little bit arboretum, a historical building, a great place to hear music, a small, tasteful place for community events (or private events). And a wonderful place to stop and think during a busy day or week. Go there. Be surprised. Support a valuable community institution.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this special little place upon the recommendation of a friend from the area. What a treat! The property/gardens are beautifully restored and maintained. A very reasonable admission ($5) affords you an interesting glimpse of CA history and the founding of San Clemente. Combined with a lunch or dinner at one the many good restaurants on Avenita Del Mar... More 

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San Clemente
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place for a wedding, just browsing around or a special program. The Casa offers something for everyone. It is a special place in this special little town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We came across the sign for the Casa Romantica on our meandering drive through town. While exploring the sprawling cliff side home of the town founder, Ole Hanson, it reminded me of a poor man's Hearst Castle. While Randolf Hearst had to curtail construction on his elaborate mansion during the Great Depression, his contemporary, Ole Hanson, lost the home he... More 

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was so much more than we expected, We enjoyed touring the house and reading the history of the house and the area. We like to learn the history of an area. The gardens are so beautiful and so carefully maintained. I strongly recommend a visit here

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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294 reviews 294 reviews
178 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Casa Romantica is a place I discovered by looking for botanical gardens on a map of south Orange County. Seeing that the property is included in the American Horticultural Society list, I had to go. I arrived just after opening on a Tuesday and, without any solicitation on my part, one of the staff members offered me a tour of... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Enjoy the cultural programs, beautiful surroundings and friendly people of San Clemente. A real showplace with that extra touch.

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La Mirada, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Informative, and beautiful house, garden, ocean views. self guided tour, home above the cliffs of san clemente,

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