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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Casa Romantica is a home on the ocean that has been converted into a cultural center. The home itself is Spanish architecture complete with sunken floors, tiles, and arches. The views of the ocean are spectacular. There are many gardens ranging from native plants, succulents, herbs, rose and butterfy. Benches are prevalent along the way so you can sit and enjoy the view and the fragrance of the flowers. The butterfly garden is a Monarch waystop. When I was there in late August there were many Monarchs flying all around. Beautiful stop for all the senses if you take time to relax and enjoy. Cost was $5.

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Reviewed 10 May 2011

We had our dream wedding here catered by Iva lees flowered by Pam lowe and coordinated by stacie Truitt. We had Hawaiian dancers and live music with a photo booth coffee bar and a whole chocolate room and fountain !!
We said our vows looking at perfect left hand surf off he pier!

3  Thank SheaLopez
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

Wonderful example of 1920's spanish architecture. The views arebreathtaking and landscaping is amazing. Loads of beautiful butterflies

3  Thank Zeegy
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

The beautifully restored home of the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson, is one of this town's highlights. This building and its grounds, constructed to reflect traditional Spanish architecture, have been carefully renovated to preserve the historical integrity - and it shows. One room contains a visual history of the builder's saga and vision and another houses revolving historical art collections. The grounds feature gorgeous succulent gardens, oringinal tile walkways, a small ampitheatre, all kinds of nooks and crannies, and sweeping ocean views. A well-informed docent staff is happy to take you on a tour or your are welcome to stroll about the property at your own pace using the supplied literature and enjoy a self-guided visit.

6  Thank Marjorie W
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Reviewed 22 September 2016
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