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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 2016
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