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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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$5 Charge Per Person

This is a beautiful property, but I just wanted to check it out as a venue, and they requested $5... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LivPurple
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Beautiful

The walk in the garden, through the house and unto the back to see the vista over the ocean, was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karin N
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Boca Raton
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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful property, but I just wanted to check it out as a venue, and they requested $5 to look around real quick. 🤨 I’d been here years ago, and there was no charge, so this was disheartening. I just needed to see...More

Thank LivPurple
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk in the garden, through the house and unto the back to see the vista over the ocean, was gorgeous! The architect that built Casa Romantica is the same architect that built Casa Pacifica, where President Nixon retired.

Thank Karin N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both my teenager and six year old had a good time here. The views from the back terrace are stunning-- perfect place for family photos or selfies. The gardens are beautiful. There were lizards, hummingbirds, other critters that both the kids loved.Nice art inside. Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was home of the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson. He had visited the area, fell in love with it and moved from the Scandinavian settlement of Norway, Wisconsin to develop lots to sell and build his own family home there. Lots of wonderful...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I've been to a wedding and a show here. Scenic and soooo California. A friend was recently proposed to here. Yes, great for any occasion. Beautiful, colorful, ocean view.

1  Thank Brandee L
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for your glowing response, Brandee! We look forward to having you back here for one of our programs soon.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Lots of great history here; the first baptism in California took place near here (see the plaque), the builder (Ole Hanson) planned this to be a Spanish Village by the Sea, the property was hit by the Great Depression and was foreclosed upon in 1934,...More

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We were visiting cousins in San Clemente for the weekend and they took us for a tour of the Casa Romantica. What an interesting piece of California history! A volunteer met us at the entrance and guided us through the house. The view of the...More

Thank JOregon_11
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We happened upon Casa Romantica quite by accident having come off the highway to see downtown San Celemente for first time. Were drawn here by the name -- it was Valentine's Day when my husband and I visited -- and were completely charmed. A volunteer...More

Thank Pam188
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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Pam, Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted that serendipity brought you to Casa Romantica on Valentine's Day, and glad to hear that you had an excellent experience with our volunteer team and our cultural center. Please visit again when you next pass...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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 15 February 2018

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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Richard W
18 January 2015|
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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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