As the name sounds, Casa Romantica Cultural Center is every bit a romantic place as it can get. It is an old historic home of Ole Hanson who co-founded the city of San Clemente located along the coast in Southern California. Today, you can visit the center for $5 (entrance fee) that includes a self-guided audio tour of the home. What drew me in to this place was its Spanish Colonial style architecture with courtyard entryways, arched corridors and an open terrace overlooking the pier and the Pacific Ocean.
Yep, I could definitely live here.
The view on the terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the pier was unforgettable. I probably spent most of my time here taking in the overall scenery. Wouldn’t you?
Inside, you’ll find various information about the family and its history. I took my time walking through its corridors and the different rooms to get to know the place a bit more. I especially loved peaking through the windows which, gave a view of the ocean.
The main entry way was like a center piece that pulled everything together.
In the front courtyard, the hallways wrapped around with tiled floors that were just adorable.
Of course, I couldn’t help but take photos. The entire viewing of the place took me about an hour and I highly suggest coming here an hour before closing time. There’s less traffic and I was pretty much by myself in the museum during those times. It helped to see the place in a better light than fighting for space with people.Aside from the museum, the center also holds various activities such as yoga, outdoor movie nights, workshops and much more. If you’re in the area, this is worth stopping over to see.