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House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

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A Classic from the 1930's lives on

Volunteers keep this iconic element in Balboa park going; on a weekend you might find many open... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
wonderful cotteges

This was a lucky find while we were walking in Balboa Park - our first time in San Diego. Stumbled... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Makati, Philippines
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2125 Park Blvd, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-4753
Balboa Park
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Volunteers keep this iconic element in Balboa park going; on a weekend you might find many open, and serving 'free' cookies - or even mini sandwiches with sausage slices (the polish house) ... each is very small, some more 'display' oriented (Israel and Iran) some...More

Thank onetravelman
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This 34 cottages village is just outside the main course, in the forest on the top of Palm Canyon. Each house represents a country , its culture and traditions. Like a small museum displaying unique items of history and art. This quiet and peaceful place...More

3  Thank Oleh K
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was a lucky find while we were walking in Balboa Park - our first time in San Diego. Stumbled upon these cute cottages that showcased different countries, and in each cottage there is information about the country and some folks who could answer questions....More

Thank MrsWayfarer
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a Sunday where there was a special event around songs and dances from Austria and Bawarian (Germany). Waltzing with Strauss and Lederhosen folklore. Houses from many countries served small samples of food from their part of the World. Peace and Harmony all over...More

Thank Lars P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

You meet people from other countries and you learn so much about their cultures. People are really nice. It is really interesting.

1  Thank anthogx
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this area after the Spreckles Organ concert on a Sunday afternoon. All of the cottages were open and most offered "goodies" to eat (small donation). We visited all of them and tried a lot of international desserts. It is like a micro world's...More

Thank JBK33928
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to spend a few hours , learn about different countries and their foods. Each country has a small cottage left from the a World Exposition yard back . The staff at each location. Is eager to share information and display...More

Thank RussV708
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Each cottage is staffed by club members representing the cultures of the nations of the worlds. But they are obviously underfunded and have few assets to properly describe the traditions and cultures represented.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This little community circle of small cottages from the 1915 World Exposition still draws visitors today. Countries represented from all over: China, Germany, France, the U.S., Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Iran...on and on. Every weekend (Sunday at 2) a different country gets to take the central...More

Thank Pen2paint
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My wife and I went to the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages today, and had a great time. We spent the early afternoon walking around and visiting all of the "Houses " from all kinds of different international countries. At 2:00pm to 3:00pm we...More

Thank grandslamhomer
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Steve K
5 October 2017|
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Response from JBK33928 | Reviewed this property |
I understand that there are a couple of cottages open every day. We went on a weekend (for the Sprekels Organ Concert) ... they were all open and quite busy.