Balboa Park, Part 7: Alcazar Garden

The Alcazar Garden, located adjacent to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, is so named because of its design which was inspired by the gardens of Alcazar Castle in Seville, Spain. This formal garden, featuring two ornate fountains adorned with exquisite Moorish tiles of turquoise blue, yellow, and green, was redesigned by San Diego architect Richard Requa in time for the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935. Accessible via symmetrical paths, the fountains are on the central axis of the garden and aligned with a raised shade pergola draped in weeping vines.

  • Visited: Jan 2013

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