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“Seasonal Free Concerts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1661
619 702 8138
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Ranked #22 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
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Owner description: The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery.
San Marcos, California
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“Seasonal Free Concerts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Historical pavillon located in beautiful Balboa Park. Seasonal free concerts -- organ concerts on Sundays and performances on selected week days (performers vary). Check website for details.

Visited July 2012
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“Fast-paced and dissonant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The program was enjoyable for the most part but we felt that some of the pieces were played too fast and unevenly and with many discordant notes the day we vosoted. The organ is situated in a beautiful pavilion with gardens nearby.

Visited December 2012
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Missouri
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“For a real musical treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Every Sunday at 2:00pm there is a hour concert on the 2nd largest outside organ in the world. Well worth your time, espeically is you enjoy organ music.

Visited November 2012
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“If you are lucky to be in town to hear it, it is interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is no regular organ, so if you have a chance to hear it, please take the time to do so. It will enhance your experience. It is such a signature of Balboa Park.

Visited September 2012
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“Nice location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

It's a nice location and the architecture is beautiful, but it's just an organ on a stage. However, it happens to fall in a central location when visiting other sites in Balboa park and it doesn't cost anything.

Visited November 2012
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