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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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Very lovely little spot with some interesting history

My husband actually found this place before we headed to San Clemente for a weekend away. Historic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ibhayhay
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San Diego, California
Beautifully decorated for Christmas

This place is a jewel of San Clemente. Free to visit every first Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nur E
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
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+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SherryBeth
CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 27 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

Thank Cynthia Bell N
CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Attended an event here and was amazed at how beautiful it is, inside is stunning. The grounds amazing.

Thank casey2001338
CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Casey2001338, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so flattered! We hope you'll come back for a visit soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

The outside of this building is beautiful but nothing compares to what you see once you go in and overlook the ocean!

Thank littlgrn
CasaRomanticaSC, Public Relations Manager at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Wow! You said it best <3 Thank you for your review! If you have a photo from your visit, could you tag us on Instagram? We're @casaromanticasc ... and we love to repost great pics.

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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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