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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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AS an art photographer and the location plus the architecture or someone who appreciates historical landmarks, this is f

I have been there a few times and appreciate some different each time as I pay my $5.00 donation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whimsicalartist
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Lake Forest, California
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Very much enjoyed are stop here. $5 per person, Not a big place but has some nice things to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JimmyJackk
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San Marcos, California
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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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  • Average4%
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 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
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!

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

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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!

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
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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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time, and my daughter's wedding was just perfect! We couldn't of asked for a better venue, there was plenty of room for the 150 guests. I do wish they were more bathrooms though.

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

Thank you very much for your review and feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the campus for your daughter's special day, and thank you for your patience with the restrooms in our historic home.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Once owned by the founding family of San Clemente, Casa Romantica is a small but enchanting historic place to visit. Be sure to check out the exhibits and lovely gardens that surround the Casa; plus enjoy the gorgeous views of San Clemente pier. You may...More

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

Cynthia, Thank you so much for your positive review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our gardens and exhibits, and hope you'll return soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Casa Romantica is the former home of the founder of San Clemente Ole Hanson. The structure itself is lovely and there is a self guided tour and a stunning view of the ocean from the rear. There is free but very limited parking and street...More

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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Myl0ginname, Thank you for your honest review of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. We are glad that you visited and enjoyed the view, and are sorry to hear that your experience with our self-guided tour did not meet your expectations. Feedback like yours...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Learn the history of San Clemente while walking through the various rooms of this 1920’s mansion and its visionary builder. Great views of the ocean from the terrace and gardens. $5 well spent.

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CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback, 19ledge. We are glad that your experience was well-spent!

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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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