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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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Convenient Hiking to Los Gatos/Saratoga

On weekdays, free parking is plentiful. Parking Lot 4 is closest to the trails. Clean bathrooms are available near the start of the trails. Although hilly, the trails aren't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On weekdays, free parking is plentiful. Parking Lot 4 is closest to the trails. Clean bathrooms are available near the start of the trails. Although hilly, the trails aren't steep. Lots of people walking dogs, many off leash, so be aware. A bay tree had recently fallen across the trail which meant we had to climb over or under it... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful spot. Great for taking p ictures hiking and enoying good music in their theatre.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ideally, the Montalvo Art Center would be perfect for a wedding. Other than that, it's worth it to ruin the lawn and park on it instead of parking at the local college and getting shuttled over to the center. I do not know if there are concerts in the rain or how they handle that. I wouldn't want to be... More 

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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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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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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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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 8 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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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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