Hearst Castle

Highly recommended
As you leave the windswept crest of Big Sur, one is invariably surprised to stumble across this extravagant castle overlooking the Pacific, which embodies the contrasts and paradoxes of California. Without a care for financial or technical considerations, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst hired architect Julia Morgan, who had acquired reinforced concrete know-how in Paris, to build this lavishly embellished palatial estate and house from 1919 to 1947.

Useful information


750 Hearst Castle Road, 93452 San Simeon


+1 805-927-2085


25 $ (-12 years old 12 $)

Opening hours

guided tour only daily 9am-3.30pm (4/5pm in summer). Booking required in summer or on weekends, 1-800 444 4445, or on the Website