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“Charming but overly simplistic”

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
Ranked #159 of 387 things to do in San Diego
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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.

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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 stage area for a presentation (usually song & dance). Look on the Balboa Park app for the country list. Each cottage is open to view, donations taken for little snacks from each region. The cottages are like little museums, full of maps, displays of cultural goodies, photos and great info. Don't miss it.

Thank Pen2paint
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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 enjoyed a wonderful concert put on by the House of Italy at 2294 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. The concert featured Music, Gelato, and Fun from the Jim Bianchi Italian American Ensemble. The Band featured Napolitan Tenor Rosario Monetti who was Awesome as he brought chills to your spine as he used his great Tenor voice to sing some classic songs. Soprano Kosondra Kazanjian was also very good as she sang some high notes for some great Italian songs. Carlos Velasco on Guitar played very fast and well. Jim Bianchi on Keyboard and Dan Ochipinti on Drums were also very good. We enjoyed our picnic lunch under some shade trees, and thoroughly enjoyed the concert and the world cottages. Check it out some weekend, you will not be disappointed !

Thank David M
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

The idea is quite charming and the snack options are quite welcome. However, they could do so much more to educate the visitor.

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you’re going to House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, and you should; make sure to do it in the weekend.
Every weekend the different nations serve local food and play local music.

I loved it here and was here twice during my 10 day visit to SD.

Thank Jan-Erik P
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