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Casa De Balboa

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Address: 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1662
Phone Number: 619 232 6203
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And the Casa del Prado across the lot. The former hosts many museums and is pretty closed in the later has lots going on in the house - tap dancing class in one of the rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And the Casa del Prado across the lot. The former hosts many museums and is pretty closed in the later has lots going on in the house - tap dancing class in one of the rooms, Musical practice in another - I then found out these were Summer Camp activities! Nice Buildings with multiple purposes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

While waking through balboa park after leaving the zoo- we came across really beautiful buildings. This was definitely one of them. I felt like I was back in Spain with the beautiful architecture and design of many buildings in the park.

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Thank Love4Travel616
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visit the Ruben Fleet Space Museum and like to stop at this place for wine. It is quite crowded -- especially during Happy Hour but the food, drink and service are all very good.

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Thank Bob R
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What is there to review but the fact if your not from San Diego, Balboa Park and all its old buildings are beautiful to visit. The park is well maintained with ample parking and ample room for strollers, bikes, and pets. The museum exhibits very from month to month. The Ruben H. Fleet is a great place for kids to... More 

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Thank Sirr B
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Case De Balboa is one of many building located in Balboa Park. This side the building is located The San Diego History Center , Model Railroad Museum & Museum of Photographic Arts. There is a small food stand, with coffees and chips. The Railroad Museum is located in the building basement. you can get there by stair or an elevator.... More 

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Thank Keith M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Casa de Balboa is a great place to visit alone, with a friend, with your family. It is situated in beautiful Balboa Park and has a 100+ year history. Plan to spend the day there. Visit any of the museums, take in a concert at the Organ Pavilion... Take a picnic, or dine in the Prado Restaurant. It truly is... More 

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Thank JennInSD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We met a group of friends (4 adults and 2 teens) that were in town on vacation from Milan, Italy. They as well as my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the lunch we had and the service that we received at Casa de Balboa. The location in the park is close to museums and the zoo. All in all it... More 

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Thank FunTripperGuy
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Casa de Balboa in Balboa Park houses several of the Park's museums. In particular is the Museum of Photographic Aarts which is offering "7 Billion Others" - an exhibit of interviews with 6,000 people worldwide. The documentary covers a wide range of topics showing what divides and unites us. Also in the same building of interest is the Railroad Museum.....even... More 

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Thank Nancy J
London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Came here before starting a busy week of a tradeshow - was nice after planes and cars getting here. Perfect time of year recommend as a place to walk unwind and enjoy the greenery

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Thank MrDoug90
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just one of the many things you'll see in balboa park which was created for the 1915 Panama exposition. Traditionally intended to be torn down they decided to keep it and many of these buildings now house various museums.

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