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Cool place for pictures

Nice place to visit and full of history. Grounds are gerat for taking pictures for weddings and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
An Unexpected Delight

Pulgas Water Temple is a little out-of-the-way, but well worth a slight detour from wherever else... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

I grew up in the SF bay area over 50 years ago. Even and a kid and teen, I loved visiting the Pulgas Water Temple. How wonderful to discover that it is still standing and the just a impressive as ever.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Nice place to visit and full of history. Grounds are gerat for taking pictures for weddings and other functions

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 59christo59
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Favorite location for photographing folks in a neo-classic setting The one very big negative - thanks to those who like to vandalize/disrespect- is the non-access on weekends and all the fencing...necessary because of those miscreants. Accessibility was significantly better years ago.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ltaku
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Pulgas Water Temple is a little out-of-the-way, but well worth a slight detour from wherever else you may be going to sit for a few minutes to observe and appreciate the old architecture and peaceful surroundings. You will see that it is an excellent "find"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jmclachlan42
Reviewed 18 September 2018

But, more importantly, it was the site of many a teenager's quest for " submarine races", back in the day....or so I have been told. Nowadays, the gates close at 4:00 pm and it remains a beautiful, peaceful monument surrounded by green lawn and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 27 August 2018

To see what engineering could do over 100 years ago without any pumps except gravity. This is one of two systems worldwide that move water for consumption like this. usually, plenty of parking and the third Sunday the access is by bicycle only, no motor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jrusteen
Reviewed 8 August 2018

There is not much to this park but it has a beauty and is very serene.It would be a great place for a picnic on the grass and enjoy looking at the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tai K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Got married at Pulgas Water Temple over 10 years ago and everytime I visit there it brings back great memories of that special day. Very peaceful in an outdoor comfortable setting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Short interesting 15-20 minute visit. Lovely grounds Can grass picnic. Ports Johns. Well manicured grounds.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It's not a big area. Location is very scenic as are the gardens and the water temple structure itself. There's history here, but you have to figure that out for yourself. The temple is the place where all that water arrives from way up in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Bart C
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