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“Great place for a Sunday afternoon stroll ”

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
Ranked #209 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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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 fair. The docents were friendly and knowledgeable. We worth spreading the time to visit. Some are open every day, however all were open on a Sunday.

Thank JBK33928
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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 items are interesting . Most have small samples of food for donations. To sample . Each Sunday one country is featured to display in the center lawn . Check the web site for the featured country and other info .

Thank Russ V
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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.

Thank jwyblf
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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 grandslamhomer
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