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Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
Phone Number: +1 408-961-5800
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A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also...

A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an artists residency, a small gallery, hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor theatres for concerts and performances.

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Convenient Hiking to Los Gatos/Saratoga

On weekdays, free parking is plentiful. Parking Lot 4 is closest to the trails. Clean bathrooms are available near the start of the trails. Although hilly, the trails aren't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

On weekdays, free parking is plentiful. Parking Lot 4 is closest to the trails. Clean bathrooms are available near the start of the trails. Although hilly, the trails aren't steep. Lots of people walking dogs, many off leash, so be aware. A bay tree had recently fallen across the trail which meant we had to climb over or under it... More 

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San Jose, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a beautiful spot. Great for taking p ictures hiking and enoying good music in their theatre.

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Thank Estelle K
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Ideally, the Montalvo Art Center would be perfect for a wedding. Other than that, it's worth it to ruin the lawn and park on it instead of parking at the local college and getting shuttled over to the center. I do not know if there are concerts in the rain or how they handle that. I wouldn't want to be... More 

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Thank TessMcCarthy1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

No bad seats in this great outdoor theater in the woods. Reasonable prices for such a nice area. Free parking at west valley jr. college with a quick shuttle bus to fairly remote hillside venue with extremely limited pre-paid parking. Just as easy to take bus. Seems like nice hiking during day.

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Thank MarinaRon
Californa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

At least the day when we went, I'm not impressed by the art display at all. It was about paper art. I can appreciate children's art work because they are young and expected to be anything within their ability and imagination, but there're adult's "art work" with pieces of cut up cardboard boxes in frames and calling it "art"?! There're... More 

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Lovely grounds, and great hiking. Took the Redwood Trail and the Lookout Trails. Both very lovely. My only critique was the lack of information around the buildings. I didn't know if I was allowed in the villa, for example, as there is no signage. I peeked in and poked around, and found out later I wasn't supposed to have done... More 

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Thank iodoggie
Stratford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Beautiful arboretum. Great hiking. Impressive villa and outdoor theatre behind it. Lovely sculptures along some of the walks.

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Thank ghia77
Cupertino, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Montalvo has a variety of unusual plants to see while strolling along the walkways. It is also an event center featuring art exhibits and various well known celebrities. Admission and parking are free to the grounds. Its a relaxing way to spend the day.

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Thank Judith R
Monterey, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

I like to hike here and play in the statue garden. It's a neat place to pretend that you're a kid again.

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Thank HeWhoWalksTheEarth
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Montalvo Arts Center has a lot to offer to both visitors and the local community of the Santa Clara County. The place is a non-profit organization dedicated to all kind of Arts, so expect to find always a good variety of art exhibitions, performances and concerts going on. Besides the cultural life, the Montalvo villa displays a very charming architecture... More 

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