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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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A Hidden Treasure

This lovely, historic home is a botanic garden as well. Beautiful views & landscaping, interesting history, and a special photo exhibit. Great to explore for an hour or so.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lovely, historic home is a botanic garden as well. Beautiful views & landscaping, interesting history, and a special photo exhibit. Great to explore for an hour or so.

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Orange county
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a beautiful old home. You may rent it for events, weddings. Historical beauty! You can imagine living there! Spend as much time as you want, the view from certain parts of the home and the back yard! Its a dream home! You pay to gt in, its a minimal charge, so worth it! Peace and joy in Casa... More 

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This hidden gem was a unique garden. The ground were well manicured, the house an interesting museum and the views of the shoreline very nice. We spent at least 2 hours in this small center/garden. The story behind it's existence and the founder/builder was interesting.

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Menifee, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Casa Romantica was the home of Ole Hanson, the founder of San Clemente, and his family. Started in the early 20th century, he amazingly envisioned the city as a "planned community" with a common theme of Spanish architecture. Unfortunately, Hanson lost the property during the Depression, and it was subsequently turned into a retirement home. Luckily a small and committed... More 

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was the very good Ole Hanson historical Casa Romantica. It was well preserved and had a lot of Christmas decorations. The view from the garden area was spectacular. The garden included a lot of different succulents. some of which were in bloom. Not a bad choice for $5 per person. There was a small gift shop and in two... More 

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a beautiful house, with a nice garden and view of the ocean. There's also a lot of interesting artifacts and history on display. You can wander around at your own pace and learn a little bit about OC history.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Beautiful ocean views from gardens and a lot of old San Clemente history in the buildings. Enjoyed the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We loved everything about this site. Great beach view. Beautiful flowers! Lots of history! Wonderful volunteers to explain anything you asked about. We would definitely recommend you take the time to see this center and gardens! Love the butterfly garden!

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

great ocean views, you can see the San Clemente Pier from the back yard the original owner had a vsion for open space California living. Wonderful terraced gardens overlooking the ocean.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I got married at Casa Romantica in October of 2013 and are forever grateful that we chose this venue for our wedding. The staff was top notch, the facility itself is a dream, and the views are unbelievable! Our guests traveled in from all over the country and could not get over how stunning the Casa was.... More 

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