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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

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Address: 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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+1 949-498-2139
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Beautiful and educational

Beautiful home and grounds overlooking the ocean. The museum has permanent exhibits as well as visiting displays. The permanent exhibits focus on the history of San Clemente... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home and grounds overlooking the ocean. The museum has permanent exhibits as well as visiting displays. The permanent exhibits focus on the history of San Clemente. The life and vision of San Clemente's founder Ole Hanson is fascinating. The grounds are beautiful.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, views and buildings. Posters and pictures with a wealth of additional local historical information.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, especially if you are able to attend one of the art shows they have here or the annual San Clemente restaraunt evening "Taste of San Clemente". Great view over the Pier Bowl.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful little place with great views overlooking the San Clemente Pier. Love the local history and old pictures of the area. If in the area, I would recommend a visit. I was the summer home of the founder of San Clemente with some original pieces from that time.

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Laguna, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Lovely little place on top of a hill overlooking San Clemente Pier and Beach. A taste and feel of romantic early California. First time we came in the evening when it was decorated for Christmas - very beautiful. Came back again during the day and enjoyed a panoramic view of the ocean and toured the gardens. Can see why couples... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

The Casa Romantica is a very pleasant attraction tucked away above downtown San Clemente. It was the summer home of the founder of the city and commands a spectacular view of the ocean and the pier. There is ample parking right at the front door. A modest $5 fee lets you enjoy the home at your own pace. The gardens... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The two lovely and friendly blondes at the front desk were very welcoming and helped set me up for my tour. Beautifully maintained property. I feel it provides a great summary and easily digestible history of San Clemente and SoCal in general. Provides a fantastic view of the San Clemente Pier.(I would plan to visit the pier in the same... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was just such a beautiful way to learn about the history of San Clemente. Minimal charge to get in and as much time as you need to walk the rooms and grounds. Great way to learn about how San Clemente was laid out. Just an all around gorgeous way to spend the day!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Home of San Clemente's founder, a must visit if your in our city. Breathtaking views of the ocean from the patio.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Take the tour to see the home built in the 1920s and sit and look out at the ocean, you can hear the waves too

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