We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spanish Village Art Center

1770 Village Pl, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1651
+1 619-233-9050
Website
Share
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Located in Balboa Park, this center is home to many art galleries and working artist studios. Presently we house 220 local San Diego Artist who create & demo their artwork such as: Fine Art Paintings, Photography,Art Glass, Pottery, Metal Arts, Fiber Arts,Paper Arts, Enamels and more.There are five Guilds on site: Art Glass,Potter's,Wood Carver's, Enamel and Sculptors. We offer classes for all ages and Summer Camp for Kids in our beautiful historic courtyards.Open Daily 11am to 4pm Free WiFi Open to the public Pet Friendly
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION
1770 Village Pl, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1651
Balboa Park
CONTACT
Website
+1 619-233-9050
Ways to Experience Spanish Village Art Center
from USD 149.00
More Info
from USD 148.99
More Info
from USD 59.00
More Info
from USD 49.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (160)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"for sale"
in 10 reviews
"balboa park"
in 63 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 8 reviews
"working studios"
in 2 reviews
"buy local"
in 2 reviews
"no pressure to buy"
in 2 reviews
"unique pieces"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful shops"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"pottery"
in 16 reviews
"sculptures"
in 16 reviews
"galleries"
in 10 reviews
"colorful"
in 13 reviews
"earrings"
in 4 reviews
"watercolor"
in 4 reviews
"clay"
in 4 reviews
"gifts"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our Balboa Park visit. Great community of artists showing their wares. Was able to watch someone blow glass. The glass and jewelry were most impressive to me.

Thank Brian O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Spain and visit there regularly so it was interesting to find a little Spanish village in San Diego. Set within the vast grounds of the park, not too far from the Zoo, the buildings here do really look like a little piece of...More

Thank Craig M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I am staying not far from Balboa Park and just walked to check out today. Among a lot of amazing things I found, this art village was so charming and I enjoyed looking at shops. The live guitar music was fantastic. It was not busy...More

Thank MommyandmeColombo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Toward the end of our 4-5 hours at Balboa Park we strolled about the Spanish Village Arts Center. Colorful stone tiles really light up the plaza which is surrounded by studio shops and a "puck-up coffee stand. A delightful time was had by all!

Thank jaseaton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We walked through the Spanish Village arts center as we were going from the zoo to Prado for lunch. Wish I had read the reviews in advance and allowed more time to explore all the wonderful shops and galleries. The gem museum and its gift...More

Thank PG-NY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Nice set of local shops showing off local artists. Right in Balboa park so convenient if interesting in some unique gifts and artwork. Not very big so don't need a lot of time to wander through.

Thank pedz55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Part of Balboa Park, the Spanish Village Art Center is a group of shops which showcase local artists' work. The concept is great, except we got there at 4:05 PM and most of the shops closed at 4:00 PM. Some of the open shops had...More

Thank Nprus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

It came out as a surprise, as we didn't know what to expect. We had a great time at the spanish art village! The colorful step stones, the beautiful buildings, the working artists that with some we got an interesting conversation, the variety - well...More

Thank Tallule
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Spanish Village Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much - we always want everyone to have a positive experience when they visit Spanish Village Art Center. Please come back again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Spanish Village Art Center is simply a collection of art shops. It offers nothing overly special and is only worth doing if you have free time to kill in Balboa park, otherwise it can be avoided. Even for arts fans this can be missed.More

Thank JXXXR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Spanish Village Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

I am sorry you feel that way - we are working studios where the artists work on their are every day. You can watch that glass blowers 5 days a a week. We have artist demonstrations and a large variety of art for sale. The...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you are in the Bilboa Park go there but we were not impressed. Local artists show their work, some better than others.

Thank SFOMUC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Spanish Village Art Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

We are sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. We do work very hard creating our art and hope everyone enjoys it. Try back again sometime maybe your experience will be better.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 287 hotels in San Diego
Inn at the Park
577 reviews
1.28 km away
Hotel Occidental
102 reviews
1.61 km away
Quality Inn San Diego Downtown North
284 reviews
1.62 km away
San Diego Downtown Lodge
83 reviews
1.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Prado at Balboa Park
1,913 reviews
.35 km away
Flight Path Grill
14 reviews
.95 km away
Subway
15 reviews
1.02 km away
Treehouse Cafe
26 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Balboa Park
10,893 reviews
.33 km away
San Diego Zoo
24,179 reviews
.24 km away
Old Globe Theatre
478 reviews
.43 km away
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
298 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Margie R
5 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Chris S | Property representative |
Admission is always free
0
Votes
silverfaith
10 May 2016|
Answer
Response from HollyBerryElf | Reviewed this property |
There are a parking lot right beside Spanish Village which has a couple of handicap spaces. Lots of competition for any/all parking ... suggest you go early (Village opens officially at 10am, but a few places open a bit... More
2
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor