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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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Best piece of property in San Clemente! Lots of history & views!

The fantastic views, the relaxing porch and gardens besides the indoor patio were so inviting! And... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael A
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Beaumont, California
San Clemente's History

Once a beautiful Estate and now houses memorabilia as well as changing displays and cultural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liturgy
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San Juan Capistrano, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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+1 949-498-2139
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"self guided tour"
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"overlooking the ocean"
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"lovely home"
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"early california"
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"interesting history"
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"entrance fee"
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"spanish architecture"
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"historic house"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"open to the public"
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"back in the day"
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"beautiful venue"
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"art shows"
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"historical home"
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"san clemente pier"
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"worth a visit"
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"private home"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Liturgy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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 wcshepherd2
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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

Thank siouxsy
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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
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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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Reviewed 1 May 2018 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

1  Thank Sonja K
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 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

1  Thank Janis I
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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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