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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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A pearl above San Clemente pier

So glad we discovered this place after parking for free near the San Clemente Community Center... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LukasDog
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Detroit, Michigan
Nice little stop in San Clemente

While on vacation we decided to stop at Casa Romantica and were not disappointed. It was only $5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
strolson
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Wisconsin
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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"self guided tour"
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"lovely home"
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"early california"
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"interesting history"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"beautiful venue"
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"historical home"
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"san clemente pier"
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"own pace"
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"hill overlooking"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we discovered this place after parking for free near the San Clemente Community Center. Beautiful, relaxed gardens facing the ocean. Interesting historical building which Ole Hanson built and lived with his large family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation we decided to stop at Casa Romantica and were not disappointed. It was only $5 for adults to get in and it was fun for our young kids to explore the rooms in the house and run on the paths outside. They...More

Thank strolson
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Strolson, Thank you for your excellent review! We strive to be a welcoming destination for visitors of all ages, and we are so glad that you, your children, and their grandparents all enjoyed our cultural center and botanical gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful setting and quite a historical place. It gives one a real feel for the history of San Clemente and is not to be missed. The location is wonderful and the ocean views are fantastic!!More

Thank Richard S
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for your excellent review. We are so glad that you were present for one of our Casa Classic series concerts! We hope you will take a look at our Events Calendar the next time you are planning a visit here, as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are well manicured and the view of the pier and the pacific ocean is breathtaking. Great picture taking. Call for hours.More

Thank Cindy B
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cindy, Thank you so much for visiting Casa Romantica! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. For future visits, you can see our regularly scheduled hours on our Plan Your Visit website page. To schedule a wedding venue tour (must be scheduled 1-2 weeks...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been there a few times and appreciate some different each time as I pay my $5.00 donation and get a few answers to my questions from a doceant. The location is perfect to view the San Clemente pier and all the trains that...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very much enjoyed are stop here. $5 per person, Not a big place but has some nice things to see including local art collection. On hill over looking the Pacific.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

My husband actually found this place before we headed to San Clemente for a weekend away. Historic home with some of the most gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean! I went crazy with the pictures! They were going to have a wedding there later in...More

Thank ibhayhay
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Ibhayhay, Thank you so much for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed our view and the history of Casa Romantica. Next time you are here, visit our Calendar online -- we host about 100 events in art, theater, music, dance, and...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This place is a jewel of San Clemente. Free to visit every first Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm every month! Don't miss seeing it during Christmas!!!

Thank Nur E
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Nur, Thank you very much for your positive review! We are so glad that you got to experience Casa Romantica decorated for the holidays at our monthly D. Yoder Family Sundays. Hope to see you back!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

What a wonderful surprise! This "discovery" was even better than I expected and I had been to the website. It was beautiful, charming, peaceful and the views of the pier and sea are magnificent. The mini museum of California and local history was interesting and...More

Thank SherryBeth
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

SherryBeth, Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of Casa Romantica, and hope you'll be back to visit soon!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Close to everything by the center of the town. Easy access , and it's beautifully perched on top of the the cliff over lookin San Clemente pier and the wide beach with all the open waters in front of you. You would immediately feel that...More

Thank Barry684
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Barry, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and experience at Casa Romantica.

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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.
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