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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

  • 2211 Pan American Rd. Map It
  • Balboa Park
  • Arts/Performance Venue
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/18/2016

Fodor's Review

The 2,400-bench-seat pavilion, dedicated in 1915 by sugar magnates John D. and Adolph B. Spreckels, holds the 4,518-pipe Spreckels Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world. You can hear this impressive instrument at one of the year-round, free, 2 pm Sunday concerts, regularly performed by civic organist Carol Williams and guest artists—a highlight of a visit to Balboa Park. On Monday evenings from late June to mid-August, internationally renowned organists play evening concerts. At Christmastime the park's Christmas tree and life-size Nativity display turn the pavilion into a seasonal wonderland.

Sight Information

Address:

2211 Pan American Rd., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Phone:

619-702–8138

Published 05/18/2016

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