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.

“Great views”

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 26 May 2014

On a nice day, this place is great to see and to stroll around to take in the scenery and fresh air.

2  Thank Jennifer M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (161)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

114 - 118 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2014

it's crowded with rude people who just wanna take a selfie....don't bother it sux! Took my girlfriend just so we could have romantic night...never again!!

1  Thank Jorge C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Built in the mid-1920's, this was the home of the original founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson. It is a beautiful Spanish style courtyard home, and has been completely restored. It is well worth the small admission price to explore the grounds, the home, take pictures (marvelous views over the Pier Bowl area), and learn a lot of So Cal beach town history from the pictorial displays. Closed on Mondays and for special events.

5  Thank george p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This 1920's hacienda-style casa has just enough of its original character to make the tour of it and the grounds delightful. The terra cotta floor tiles are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the old door knobs found throughout the casa. The gardens are beautiful, with many of the plants marked with their names. There are lots of benches, so we sat in the midst of the beauty, staring out at the ocean, pier, and city. A beautiful, peaceful, historic place!

1  Thank Linda R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Very cool historical former home of San Clemente's first mayor. Same architect that designed the "Western White House" where Nixon retired in town.

1  Thank Jeepie59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens also viewed

San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 
San Clemente, Orange County
San Clemente, Orange County
 

Been to Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing