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Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, (near Lira Dr), Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone Number: 408-961-5800
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Drinking, Hiking
Description: A Tuscan-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also...
A Tuscan-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an outdoor Greek-style amphitheater for music concerts.
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Great concert venue

No bad seats in this great outdoor theater in the woods. Reasonable prices for such a nice area. Free parking at west valley jr. college with a quick shuttle bus to fairly remote... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

No bad seats in this great outdoor theater in the woods. Reasonable prices for such a nice area. Free parking at west valley jr. college with a quick shuttle bus to fairly remote hillside venue with extremely limited pre-paid parking. Just as easy to take bus. Seems like nice hiking during day.

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Californa
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

At least the day when we went, I'm not impressed by the art display at all. It was about paper art. I can appreciate children's art work because they are young and expected to be anything within their ability and imagination, but there're adult's "art work" with pieces of cut up cardboard boxes in frames and calling it "art"?! There're... More 

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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lovely grounds, and great hiking. Took the Redwood Trail and the Lookout Trails. Both very lovely. My only critique was the lack of information around the buildings. I didn't know if I was allowed in the villa, for example, as there is no signage. I peeked in and poked around, and found out later I wasn't supposed to have done... More 

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Stratford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful arboretum. Great hiking. Impressive villa and outdoor theatre behind it. Lovely sculptures along some of the walks.

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Cupertino, California, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Montalvo has a variety of unusual plants to see while strolling along the walkways. It is also an event center featuring art exhibits and various well known celebrities. Admission and parking are free to the grounds. Its a relaxing way to spend the day.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I like to hike here and play in the statue garden. It's a neat place to pretend that you're a kid again.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Montalvo Arts Center has a lot to offer to both visitors and the local community of the Santa Clara County. The place is a non-profit organization dedicated to all kind of Arts, so expect to find always a good variety of art exhibitions, performances and concerts going on. Besides the cultural life, the Montalvo villa displays a very charming architecture... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely gardens, with several short, easy trails accessible from the four parking lots. There is one scene out scenic Lookout point on the top of the hill but you can access by hiking a mile or two from parking lot three. Admission is free, and the location is pretty convenient for folks who live or are visiting the South San... More 

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los gatos, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this beautiful majestic estate was built as a summer/country house by Sen. J. Phelan in 1913. its open to the public but also as several concert venues, art gallery, arboretum, and is temp.home to 12 artists at all times. One of the best places to visit in saratoga.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The smallest venue at Montalvo is the Carriage House. I have gone three times this past year and loved the intimacy of the theater. The stage is so close it feels connected to the audience. There is not a bad seat in this place. Recommending this place to all. Looked accessible for mobility and the setting, ie. the trees and... More 

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Additional Information about Montalvo Arts Center

Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, (near Lira Dr), Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone Number: 408-961-5800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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