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Formal garden patterned after the gardens of Alcazar Castle in Seville, Spain is known for ornate fountains and beautifully-colored Moorish tiles.
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El Prado at Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Balboa Park
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This very pretty garden is in the middle of Balboa Park, San Diego's gem. It was very popular on a sunny afternoon, parking a bit difficult. Some lovely mission architecture around.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Alcazar garden, one of many pocket parks within Balboa Park, is located adjacent to the Mingei Museum. It usually has year round flowers blooming and a wondrous water fountain that muffles the noise from the adjacent parking lot and street on the other side. This...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Right now the garden only has its hedges. It's a small pleasant place but according to the website, the garden displays 7000 annuals. Not this week

Thank Reneta B
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This is a relatively small area near the centre of the park but is a gem of a garden, where we saw and took pictures of several humming birds.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Lovely garden in Balboa Park. A nice oasis in a busy city, great place for a stroll and to spend some time.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This garden is small. It barely merits a mention as it is part of the larger Balboa park and attractions in and around plaza panama. Its not like the Alcazar gardens in Seville. It is a nice little garden. Mostly useful if you have seen...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed August 7, 2017

It was a favorite of mine when I lived here 30 years ago. I would bring my children and it was a nice quiet place to play. They always loved the fountain!

Thank lcb5310
Reviewed April 7, 2017

If time allows try to sit down on one of many benches. This relatively small park is so lovely that its beauty deserves a few moments of our time. Nice flower arrangements, ornamental ceramics, little fountain. The landscaping of this place is remarkable.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed March 22, 2017

A nice place to rest and take photos. The landscaping is lovely with the low hedges surrounding the plant beds. Benches in shady area dot the garden, so you can take a breather from exploring Balboa Park and it's many attractions.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed October 22, 2016

It is a nice garden in a great area of San Diego and this garden tends to be lost in some of the other areas of Balboa Park and it could be better maintained but worth a visit if up at Balboa Park.

Thank Oldjack
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