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Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, (near Lira Dr), Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone Number: 408-961-5800
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful grounds.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Judith R
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Cupertino, California, United States
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Cupertino, California, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Santa Clara, California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
58 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fun experience...Beautiful location and all seats are good. Like that they shuttled up all of us to the event from the West Valley college parking lot for free! Jimmy cliff was fun, albeit...alittle old now...but it was still a fun experience.

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Stockton, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Montalvo is beautiful, intimate...a wonderous venue to enjoy top notch performers. The convenience of shuttles from the community college is an added plus.

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Los Osos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

After being introduced to Lila Downs' music in Oaxaca, Mexico, I was thrilled to discover she was touring in the Bay Area. Saratoga and the Montalvo Arts Center are green and gorgeous--a pocket of calm in Silicon Valley. We liked the free parking and shuttle bus to the outdoor Garden Theater. Our seats were close to the stage and comfortable!... More 

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went for a hike with a group of people over the weekend and stayed to visti the gardens and have a picnic. It was a wonderful Sunday mid day activity. If you don't know the area, pick up a free map before you begin. The trails are well marked, but the loop around and it is easy to get... More 

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