San diego desi Welcome Guest, please Sign in or Register
Home  |  Classifieds  |  Events  |  Discussions  |  Yellow Pages  |  Things to do  |  Articles  |  San Diego Desi Facebook page >>
Fancy Stop
San Diego Desi  »  Things to do
California Tower
Category: San Diego Sightseeing
Viewed: 1969
comment belowsubmit new idea
Europeans know no city is complete without a pretty dome and tower and thankfully San Diegans don't have to travel across the Atlantic to understand why.

Balboa Park is littered with cultural and historic treasures from all over the world, but perhaps the biggest one (quite literally) is the blue-and-gold-tiled dome and 200-foot tower that can be seen from almost anywhere in the park.

Influenced by Spanish and Mexican architecture, the California Building & Tower greets visitors at the main entrance of the park and houses the Museum of Man. Busts of Philip III, Carlos III, Portola and Cabrillo adorn the facade's rich decoration and the tower's ornate carvings are a dramatic skyline component during sunsets.

But there's more to towers than just good looks. In the tradition of tiny Mediterranean towns, the tower is the focal point of the park and a perfect place to meet friends or rejoin them after visits to separate museums.

Getting There:
California Building & Tower
El Prado in Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

After your refreshment stop at the Museum of Art, continue heading west, along the newly recontructed colonnade, a few hundred yards past the sculpture garden and towards the cultural icon of San Diego: the world-famous Old Globe Theatre complex. Above it you will see the magnificent, 200-foot California Tower.

More Information:
Tel: 1-619-235-1100


 

 Things to do in San Diego 
  UltraStar Movie Theatres
  Backpacking
  Bernardo Winery
  Sycuan Casino
  Petco Park
  Westfield Parkway Plaza
  Pala Casino
  Gaslamp Quarter
  Viejas Casino
  Botanical Building and Lily Pond
  San Diego Automotive Museum
  San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
  Horseback Riding
  Wild Animal Park Tickets
  San Diego Maritime Museum
  Wild Animal Park
  Old Town Trolley Tours
  Japanese Friendship Garden
  Mission Trails Regional Park
  Rafting

more things to do >>

 




Manoj Maniar

Casey Gerry

Special Smiles

Purvi Shah Real Estate Consultant

Sattvik

Uzma Ahmed Real Estate

Flex Space SD

ICF San Diego

Your Ad here


Home | Classifieds | Events | Discusson Board | Articles | Things to do | Coupon Websites | Daily Deal Sites
 About | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Advertise
 Copyright © 2003 - 2018    SanDiegoDesi.com - Serving Indian Community in San Diego for 15 years and counting.