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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
+1 949-498-2139
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Enchanting adobe with many surprising extras overlooking the pier

We happened on this on the way to the pier. We went in and spent an hour lingering on the grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anaundda E
San Luis Obispo, California
Great View of San Clemente Pier, Beautiful Grounds, Great Historical Info, Great Staff

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff. The restoration of the home was beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
William F
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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente, CA is south Orange County's major cultural institution. We are enhanced by our location in a 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival registered historic landmark, the home of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson. Casa Romantica has developed a reputation for wide-ranging cultural programming, including music, art, dance, theater, horticulture, and a lecture series that bring international talent to south Orange County. Casa Romantica's estate, gardens, and exhibition galleries are open to the public daily during our normal hours. Onsite parking is FREE. No outside food and beverages are permitted. Sandwiches, salads, snacks, pastries, and hot and cold beverages are available for purchase at the Casa Cafe.
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened on this on the way to the pier. We went in and spent an hour lingering on the grounds and enjoying the view. This is both a historical and inspirational place to visit. Don't miss it if you are in town. There is...More

Thank Anaundda E
Reviewed 14 August 2017

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff. The restoration of the home was beautiful and the grounds were very well kept. There are many wonderful outdoor gardens that are well worth the trip up town to see. There is a way to get...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Lovely home of Ole Hanson's that hosts weddings and parties, displays, and most recently dried flower display in two rooms.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Attended a wedding here. Although the best views were from a smaller patio, it easily accommodated about 150 chairs for guests, which included a step-up covered patio for sun protection and better viewing. The venue is very historical and had a lot of pictures from...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We toured the Casa Romantica a week ago and had not known that it was so close to the pier up on the cliff. It is a Spanish style home with a courtyard and a beautiful view of the ocean. It is a self guided...More

Thank Rosel T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This hacienda of old is now a great place to visit for rotating art exhibits, various gardens, and pictures of old San Clemente history. They have a self-guided cell phone audio tour with a map of the house. The ocean terrace is worth the trip...More

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Casa Romantica is the beautiful 1920's home of Ole Hansen who founded San Clemente. This was his family home where he lived with his 9 children. Today it is a cultural center with many different events taking place in the beautiful setting right on the...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Casa Romantica sits on a bluff overlooking the San Clemente pier and is a delightful view into the past with the Spanish architecture of the Casa, built in the 20's. Ina addition, they have art displays and exhibits, a beautiful garden with outstanding ocean, beach...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We went to see an art installation here and had no idea what the venue was like. It was once a private home that has been turned into a cultural center. We were blown away by this lovely place! The house and gardens have spectacular...More

Thank Gretchen V
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place while taking an unscheduled stop and walk around San Clemente. Wow. Glad we did. As many others have said, this was the house built by the town's founder - he founded the town as a real estate developer before the...More

Thank Douglass D
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Richard W
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
It's $5.00 unless you're a member somewhere else with affiliation in the American Horticultural Society, in which case it's free. The website lists all the gardens in the program.