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We had a wonderful guided tour around the Salk institute - wonderful building and incredible setting. The tour was incredible, really well explained, both from the laboratories and the architecture point of view.
Beautiful architecture by Louis Kahn, beautiful to see, especially as close to sunset as you can visit, best in winter because you can see a sunset before they close the grounds to visitors at 5:30pm daily
The tour far exceeded our expectations. Interesting and informative. We have lived in San Diego since the early '70's and although we have heard many great thing about the Institute and passed it many times we never previously took the time to visit.
Be sure to arrive early to hear the 15-minute science talk on M/W/F. You definitely need a reservation for the architecture tour--I had to make mine about 6 weeks ahead for a mid-July date. You can still walk the plaza and take in the view...More
Looking at this architectural wonder makes you appreciate the mind of the artist/architect who designed this building. The sun hits the reflecting pool and shines on the water at certain times of the day. All the offices front the pool and sit above the ocean....More