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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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Spectacular view!

We stumbled on this place while taking an unscheduled stop and walk around San Clemente. Wow. Glad... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Douglass D
Reston, Virginia
via mobile

$5 admission to an amazing and beautiful gem of a place. Overlooks the San Clemente Pier. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place while taking an unscheduled stop and walk around San Clemente. Wow. Glad we did. As many others have said, this was the house built by the town's founder - he founded the town as a real estate developer before the...More

Thank Douglass D
Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 admission to an amazing and beautiful gem of a place. Overlooks the San Clemente Pier. Great photo opportunities. Gorgeous grounds. A great find. Leisurely stroll. No pressure.

1  Thank LVRoadWarrior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Casa is a must visit. Lou was our inside guide and Lisa showed us the gardens. Beautiful views and you should make this a day by visiting this Casa and then taking a long walk on the pier.

Thank tuna18
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This was the house of Ole Hansen who settled in San Clemente in the 1920's and laid out the town. Great articles about him, the area and the times from then until today. There is fantastic Ocean views and a beautiful garden to stroll around....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This Historic center is on a hill over looking the famous San Clemente pier , they have many different events ...Art shows , Dance performance, Music , Guest Lecturers , Community yoga , Children story time ...and the beautiful gardens ...They Just opened a coffee...More

2  Thank Laura R
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A beautiful venue for formal parties, exhibits and art gallery. I saw 9/11 exhibit here and my heart ❤️ broke! This is one of San Clements's pride. A MUST-GO if you visit!

Thank Lolasuejen
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Toured the premises here a few months earlier for a potential wedding site. Very nice grounds and spectacular views. The couple ultimately chose another location for their ceremony (I was the marriage official) over my suggestion, and wound up at the Queen Mary in Long...More

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Casa Romantica is a lovely place that has it all. The views of the ocean and surrounding areas are wonderful. The history of San Clemente and the influence of the Nixon era are well presented. There is always an interesting art exhibit and terrific programs...More

Thank LLExplorer
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It was recommended by a local that we stop here to see the historical home of the city's founder and architect, and the building was architecturally beautiful. If you love history, you'll also appreciate the pictures and postings throughout. Even if you don't, the views...More

Thank kellkat24
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Beautiful home and grounds overlooking the ocean. The museum has permanent exhibits as well as visiting displays. The permanent exhibits focus on the history of San Clemente. The life and vision of San Clemente's founder Ole Hanson is fascinating. The grounds are beautiful.

Thank Jo95829
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Is there free admission on certain days?
9 December 2015|
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does it cost money?
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.