Hearst Castle: History on the California Coast

The Hearst Castle on California's central coast is worth the trip.

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A general view of the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)
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The origins of that property go back to 1919, when William Randolph Hearst hired the architect Julia Morgan to build it, on a plot of about 25,000 acres.
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A general view of the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
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The guest houses have a total of 46 rooms.
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The Neptune Pool, outdoor, is currently undergoing repair work. It has a capacity of 345,000 gallons of water, a depth of 3.5 to 10 feet and a niche of 6 feet.
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The castle is located on a small mountain with beautiful ocean views, on the central coast of California.
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Gardens and works of art surround the main building, known as the Casa Grande.
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Gardens and works of art surround the main building, known as the Casa Grande.
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Gardens and works of art surround the main building, known as the Casa Grande, with a total of 115 rooms including a refectory, billiard room, theater, library, Gothic studio, beauty salon, kitchen and staff dining room.
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The Casa Grande has 115 rooms that include a refectory, billiard room, theater, library, Gothic studio, beauty salon, kitchen and dining room for staff.
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The Casa Grande includes a dining room for staff.
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The Casa Grande's elegant dining room for staff.
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The Casa Grande's billiard room.
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The indoor Roman Pool varies in depth from 4-10 feet.
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The indoor Roman Pool has a capacity of 205,000 gallons of water.
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The property's Roman Pool has a roof overhead, with a capacity for 205,000 gallons of water and a depth of 10 feet.
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