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Spanish Village Art Center: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Located in Balboa Park, this center is home to many art galleries and working artist studios. Presently we house over 250 local San Diego Artist who create and demonstrate their artwork daily such as: paintings, photography, art tlass, pottery...more
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1770 Village Pl, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1651
Balboa Park
+1 619-233-9050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil and friendly stop in Balboa Park. My family enjoyed coffee & smoothies from Daniel’s in the courtyard while taking in the wonderful colours surrounding us. Stopped in a few shops and made 1 purchase from an extremely talented artist. Wished for more time...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SesameOntario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed observing the artists at the Spanish Village Art Center as they demonstrated their crafts. There are a lot of shops with paintings, pottery, jewelry and wood crafts. There are a lot of gift ideas because all of the stores are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 661darleneh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a not so hidden gem on the South side of Balboa Park with wonderful offerings from local artisans. Just a few yards from The Botanical Garden. Local artists and wonderful storefronts. Great spot, with a carousel and train for children just a few...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Do you like art? Here you will find over 50 shops of: - Glass - Metal - Jewelry - painting - pottery - wall art - guilds (one with over 50 artists - wood - sculptures - and on and on and on... You WILL...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 9 July 2019

There's not much Spanish about this place. It is full of overpriced 'art'. Easy walking distance to lots of museum. But for shopping head to the Bazaar del MundoMore

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rhona M
Chris S, PR/Advertising at Spanish Village Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Sorry you had a bad experience. We are Spanish Village ART CENTER. The Cottages on the other side of the Park are based on countries. We have over 250 artist and in the 37 art studios artists are working. Our mission is to "show you...More

Reviewed 3 July 2019

Lots of great artists, from blown glass to ceramics to paintings, clothing, jewelry etc. Something for everyone. I will definitely return.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Fearlessmsla
Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

We stopped by to kill some time but quickly realized that we can spend hours and hours looking at the handmade crafts- glass, ceramic, wood, metal, etc. The artists and salespeople are friendly and able to talk about their art. We only purchased one ceramic...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gtownjewel
Reviewed 3 April 2019

I love this attraction and I don't know why every city doesn't do something similar. There are over 35 studios with usually 2-3 artists in each. Not everyone is open everyday but I had an amazing few hours browsing the studios. There is a little...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank treyk453
Reviewed 20 March 2019 via mobile

Such fun. Here you can browse through dozens of art studios, circling back and purchasing your favorites. You’ll like the prices and ranges. The studios reflect all kinds of arts and styles. You’ll be glad you came.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tampatowers
Reviewed 8 March 2019

It is a nice collection of mostly artisan wears (with a little bit of touristy kitsch). Close enough to walk to from the Zoo as well as other Balboa Park museums.

Date of experience: March 2019
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28 September 2019|
Response from 661darleneh |
I didn’t seen any way to close it off, the stores just close.
Margie R
5 March 2018|
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Response from Chris S | Property representative |
Admission is always free
10 May 2016|
Response from HollyBerryElf | Reviewed this property |
There are a parking lot right beside Spanish Village which has a couple of handicap spaces. Lots of competition for any/all parking ... suggest you go early (Village opens officially at 10am, but a few places open a bit... More