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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Opens in 14 min: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Good for groups, too!

We brought 31 seniors here by bus for a 45-minute tour with two docents (they split us into two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Placentia, California
Beautiful property with amazing views.

This is a beautiful property with amazing views of the beaches and sea below the cliff. The... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought 31 seniors here by bus for a 45-minute tour with two docents (they split us into two groups). Interesting, beautiful and accessible. We especially enjoyed the grounds and, of course, the fabulous view---all this following lunch on the pier below. A great day!

Thank 958Christine
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a beautiful property with amazing views of the beaches and sea below the cliff. The gardens are wonderfully landscaped with benches and perches to admire the view and of course the plants. There is a tremendous amount of local history and this property...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The fantastic views, the relaxing porch and gardens besides the indoor patio were so inviting! And if that was all it would’ve been well worth it! But there is so much to see inside. They have an art gallery and all the different rooms throughout...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Once a beautiful Estate and now houses memorabilia as well as changing displays and cultural events. Worth a visit!

Thank Liturgy
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This home was built by Ole Hanson, the founder of San Clemente and is now open to the public for a small ($5) fee. The rooms were fun to see, with Spanish architecture and details that made it a lovely home with spectacular views of...More

3  Thank fromsmalltown
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We really enjoyed learning about the mansion and some history about San Clemente. The view was amazing and the grounds are really beautiful.

Thank MaxMidnight
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The historic anchor of San Clemente, a beautiful home filled with photos of the beginning and development of the City. Take time to tour the maticulous garden and panoramic ocean views from the bluff top patios.

2  Thank William S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I never knew about this historic house. It’s small but just lovely. Amazing view of the pier and the ocean. Worth a visit. Entrance fee is $5

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 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

2  Thank LivPurple
Reviewed 17 May 2018

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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1 September 2018|
Response from 958Christine | Reviewed this property |
Googlemaps says half a mile, but expect a rather rigorous uphill walk.
1 September 2018|
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Response from Brandee L | Reviewed this property |
I can't really say "blocks," but it is "right there." Very close and walkable. Casa is up a hill a bit, and you can walk down to the pier easily. :)