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Montalvo Arts Center

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This week my friend and I visited Montalvo Arts Center for the purpose of seeing the Bruce Munro... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Rafael, California
Stories in Light - The Bruce Munro Exhibit

The Montalvo Arts Center is a magnificent historic property that engages the public and the Silicon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an artists residency, a small gallery, hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor theatres for concerts and performances. Don't miss BRUCE MUNRO AT MONTALVO: STORIES...more
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15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
+1 408-961-5858
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This week my friend and I visited Montalvo Arts Center for the purpose of seeing the Bruce Munro exhibit- Stories in Light. We were so inspired by his installations as was he when he first visited Montalvo. Spread throughout the property and viewed at dark...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Montalvo Arts Center is a magnificent historic property that engages the public and the Silicon Valley Community in the arts and is a tremendous catalyst for people to be exposed to culture and the arts of all types. I was truly impressed to see...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A small theater that has some great line-ups of talents. It is closer then the other local wineries. They often have bus transportation from West Valley community college because the parking can be a little daunting.

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

A great concert site for a very intimate experience from Rock to Jazz many groups play here. The grounds are large and beautiful from the mansion to the rose gardens. The lawn is great for picnics and playing frisbee. No fee to enter and bring...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Impressive building with many areas and spaces inside and out to utilise for a wedding gathering. Well appointed grounds in a beautiful setting. Lovely terrace, garden and courtyard, with cloisters, fountain and palms. At the event we attended the food was amazing and the waiting...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

A girlfriend and I went hiking up behind the house at Montalvo and had a great time. It was mainly shaded by the tall redwoods and then there is a great view of the city at the top. Not a strenuous hike, but very enjoyable...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for concerts. The seating capacity is smaller than the Mountain Winery nearby, but you also can get much closer to the artists. There are several small parking lots. It is better if you come earlier to get a good parking...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The first thing you notice about this place is the historic villa and beautiful grounds. There are open hiking trails with great views. But there’s more. A summer concert series, art classes, events, and an arts residency that’s one of the largest and best known...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed April 30, 2018

My wife and I took a guided tour with a volunteer docent of the historic Villa Montalvo and the beautiful surrounding grounds and gardens. We also walked around the Arts Center which offers a variety of visual art, music, theater experiences, and other events like...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Heard about this destination on the the radio the same morning that we were looking for an afternoon trip. Beautiful grounds and well traveled trails. The "lookout" trail takes you to the most amazing view of silicon valley. A nice place for a picnic. We...More

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August 26, 2017|
Response from italian_in_NY | Reviewed this property |
Apparently the villa was built about a hundred years ago (1912-1914), you can find more details on Wikipedia