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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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Fabulous view

Attended a wedding here. Although the best views were from a smaller patio, it easily accommodated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole C
Beautiful historical home

We toured the Casa Romantica a week ago and had not known that it was so close to the pier up on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosel T
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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672-5233
+1 949-498-2139
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding here. Although the best views were from a smaller patio, it easily accommodated about 150 chairs for guests, which included a step-up covered patio for sun protection and better viewing. The venue is very historical and had a lot of pictures from...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Casa Romantica a week ago and had not known that it was so close to the pier up on the cliff. It is a Spanish style home with a courtyard and a beautiful view of the ocean. It is a self guided...More

Thank Rosel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hacienda of old is now a great place to visit for rotating art exhibits, various gardens, and pictures of old San Clemente history. They have a self-guided cell phone audio tour with a map of the house. The ocean terrace is worth the trip...More

Thank BigDMI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Romantica is the beautiful 1920's home of Ole Hansen who founded San Clemente. This was his family home where he lived with his 9 children. Today it is a cultural center with many different events taking place in the beautiful setting right on the...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Romantica sits on a bluff overlooking the San Clemente pier and is a delightful view into the past with the Spanish architecture of the Casa, built in the 20's. Ina addition, they have art displays and exhibits, a beautiful garden with outstanding ocean, beach...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see an art installation here and had no idea what the venue was like. It was once a private home that has been turned into a cultural center. We were blown away by this lovely place! The house and gardens have spectacular...More

Thank Gretchen V
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

$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.

2  Thank LVRoadWarrior
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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.

1  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
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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.