Balboa Park Spreckles Organ Pavilion

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Travelingon on April 1, 2007

This is a huge pipe organ built into an outdoor pavilion and it's said to be the largest in the world. There are free concerts held here every Sunday at 2pm.They give a brief history of the organ and the concerts before the music starts. The concert lasts about one hour and is mostly classical music and familiar patriotic music – America the Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner. The setting is beautiful. Water is directly behind the pavilion and you can see people enjoying water sports as you enjoy the music. There are lots of metal benches. The day we visited, there were plenty of empty seats available. Food carts are located at the entrance for snacks during the concert.

After the concert, you can go backstage to tour the inner workings of the organ. They also had photos displayed along the wall that showed the construction phase of the pavilion as well as some significant historical events. They also had a small gift shop. Arrive early to find parking since many people enjoy Balboa Park on Sundays. We found a big parking lot off of Presidents Way. We had a great time. If you enjoy music, this is a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, California, 92101
(619) 239 0512

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