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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

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Address: 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
Phone Number: +1 949-498-2139
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Must see in San Clemente, great location and historical summary

The two lovely and friendly blondes at the front desk were very welcoming and helped set me up for my tour. Beautifully maintained property. I feel it provides a great summary and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The two lovely and friendly blondes at the front desk were very welcoming and helped set me up for my tour. Beautifully maintained property. I feel it provides a great summary and easily digestible history of San Clemente and SoCal in general. Provides a fantastic view of the San Clemente Pier.(I would plan to visit the pier in the same... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was just such a beautiful way to learn about the history of San Clemente. Minimal charge to get in and as much time as you need to walk the rooms and grounds. Great way to learn about how San Clemente was laid out. Just an all around gorgeous way to spend the day!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Home of San Clemente's founder, a must visit if your in our city. Breathtaking views of the ocean from the patio.

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Thank Lee192672
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Take the tour to see the home built in the 1920s and sit and look out at the ocean, you can hear the waves too

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Fascinating piece of San Clemente history. Very friendly and informative proctors. Self guided audio tour available on your cell phone. For $5, it's a great way to spend an hour or two in a beautiful location.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This home built in the 1920's has a small museum about the founding of San Clemente but its real attraction is the lovely grounds. With its gardens and amazing ocean views it's not surprising that there is a wedding here every weekend.

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Thank Joan F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The view is simply amazing. Very nice gardens with indigenous plants. A quick tour but definitely worth a stop.

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Thank Janette R
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting galleries an beautiful view of ocean and pier from the Casa. Old photos of both the 30s-50s surf scene and Camp Pendleton. Really nice gardens also. Nice place to have a picnic overlooking the Pacific.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We attended a wedding here and it was probably the most beautiful, romantic setting I could have ever imagined.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I knew this would be a nice little excursion, but I was surprised how much I loved it. One can plan to just walk through and view it as a historic site with views. OR, take a light lunch, cozy up on one of the benches overlooking the city and its pier and live the experience! If you are a... More 

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