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Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Diego.
Balboa Park hosted the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition and 1935–36 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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German Balboa Park
Der Balboa Park ist die größte öffentliche Grünanlage der Stadt San Diego, Kalifornien (USA).
Der Park umfasst eine Fläche von 4,9 km² und beherbergt eine Vielzahl von kulturellen Einrichtungen und Museen.
In unmittelbarer Nähe befindet sich auch der weltberühmte San Diego Zoo. Benannt ist der Park nach dem spanischen Entdecker Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
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Spanish Parque Balboa
Véase también: San Diego Guía de viajes
El Parque Balboa es un parque urbano cultural de 1,200 acres (4.9 km²) en San Diego, California, Estados Unidos nombrado así por el explorador español Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Es el parque urbano más grande de Estados Unidos y está situado en una reserva desde 1835, y también es uno de los lugares más antiguos de los Estados Unidos dedicado al uso recreativo público. Además de espacios abiertos y vegetación natural, contiene una variedad de atracciones culturales incluyendo museos, teatros, jardines, tiendas y restaurantes, así como el mundialmente famoso San Diego Zoo.
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French Parc Balboa
Le parc Balboa (anglais : Balboa Park) est un parc public de 4,9 km2 situé à San Diego, en Californie, aux États-Unis. Le parc est nommé en l'honneur de l'explorateur espagnol Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Il a été le lieu de la Panama-California Exposition de 1915 et de la California Pacific International Exposition de 1935, lesquelles ont chacune établi des sites d'intérêt architectural dans le parc. Le site a été préservé dès 1835, et est donc un des plus anciens sites aux États-Unis destinés à des fins récréatives. Outre des espaces ouverts de la végétation naturelle, il contient une variété d'attractions culturelles, y compris de nombreux musées, théâtres, magasins et restaurants, ainsi que le zoo de San Diego.
Balboa Park, et ses bâtiments historiques, ont été déclarés National Historic Landmark en 1977 et placés sous l'autorité du Registre national des lieux historiques. Le parc Balboa est géré et entretenu par l'intendance des parcs et loisirs de la ville de San Diego.
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Italian Balboa Park
Il Balboa Park è situato nella città di San Diego, California.
Questa grande area verde è situata nella zona nord-orientale della città ed è una delle maggiori attrazioni della città stessa. Infatti, oltre ad offrire riparo dalle calde giornate estive, ospita i maggiori musei cittadini, tra cui il San Diego Museum of Art, il Natural History Museum e il Fleet Space Teather.
Al suo interno si trova anche il San Diego Zoo, struttura nota in tutto il mondo per la sua particolare bellezza nonché per le numerose specie di animali che ivi vivono.
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pt Balboa Park (San Diego)
O Balboa Park é um parque cultural urbano de 1 200 acre(s)s (490 ha), localizado em San Diego, Califórnia, Estados Unidos. Além de áreas de espaço aberto, zonas de vegetação natural, cinturões verdes, jardins e trilhas para caminhada, contém museus, vários teatros e o mundialmente famoso zoológico de San Diego. Há também muitas instalações recreativas e várias lojas de presentes e restaurantes dentro dos limites do parque. Colocado em reserva em 1835, o local do parque é um dos mais antigos dos Estados Unidos dedicado ao uso recreativo público. O Balboa Park é gerenciado e mantido pelo Departamento de Parques e Recreação da cidade de San Diego.
Balboa Park sediou a Exposição Panamá-Califórnia de 1915 a 1916 e a Exposição Internacional do Pacífico da Califórnia de 1935 a 1936, sendo que ambos deixaram marcos arquitetônicos. O parque e seus edifícios históricos da Exposição foram declarados Marco Histórico Nacional e Distrito Histórico Nacional em 1977, e colocados no Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos.
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Places located in Balboa Park
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is one of the largest zoological membership associations in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people.The San Diego Zoo was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses, and successfully bred the giant panda, although the pandas have recently been repatriated to China. In 2013, the zoo added a new Australian Outback exhibit, providing an updated Australian animal experience. Another new exhibit, called Africa Rocks, opened in 2017.
With over 4 million visitors, San Diego Zoo is the most visited zoo in the United States.It is privately moderated by the nonprofit San Diego Zoo Global on 100 acres (40 ha) of Balboa Park leased from the City of San Diego. The San Diego Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and a member of the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). San Diego Zoo Global also operates the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
The San Diego Museum of Art is a fine arts museum located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California that houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The San Diego Museum of Art opened as The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego on February 28, 1926, and changed its name to the San Diego Museum of Art in 1978. The official Balboa Park website calls the San Diego Museum of Art "the region's oldest and largest art museum". Nearly half a million people visit the museum each year.
The Botanical Building is an historic building located in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California. Built for the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition, it remains one of the largest lath structures in the world. Alfred D. Robinson (1867-1942), founder and president of the San Diego Floral Society, suggested the construction of a lath house as a feature of the Panama-California Exposition, which was to open in the City of San Diego on January 1, 1915.
The California Quadrangle, California Building, and California Tower are historic structures located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. They were built for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition and served as the grand entry to the Expo. The buildings and courtyard were designed by architect Bertram Goodhue. They were added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1974. They now house the Museum of Us.
The Quadrangle includes the California Building and Tower on the north side, and Evernham Hall and the St. Francis Chapel on the south side. Between them is an open space linked by arcaded passageways and massive arched gateways to form the Plaza de California. The original Balboa Park Administration Building (now the Gill Administration Building) lies just outside the Quadrangle, adjacent to and west of the California Building. Unlike most of the exhibits at the Expo, the Quadrangle buildings were intended to be permanent.
The Plaza de California is the main entryway to Balboa Park, approached over the Cabrillo Bridge. That entry is currently a two-lane road providing vehicle access to the park. The city approved plans to divert vehicle traffic away from the Plaza de California and restore it as a pedestrian-only promenade, hoping to complete the project in time to celebrate the 2015 centennial of the Exposition. However, the plan was challenged in court and was overturned by a judge on February 4, 2013, on the grounds that the city had not followed its own Municipal Code requirements in approving it.
The Timken Museum of Art is a fine art museum, established in 1965 and located at 1500 El Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California, close to the San Diego Museum of Art. It is the only Balboa Park museum with free admission.
El Cid Campeador is an outdoor equestrian statue depicting the Spanish knight El Cid by artist Anna Hyatt Huntington, architect William Templeton Johnson, and the foundry General Bronze Company, installed at Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama, in San Diego, California. The bronze sculpture was created in 1927 and dedicated on July 5, 1930. The statue measures approximately 11 x 9 x 7 ft, with a 16-foot diameter, and its concrete or Indiana limestone base measures approximately 11 x 14 x 8 ft. It was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in March 1994.Copies of Huntington's statue exist in other cities, including Buenos Aires, New York City, San Francisco, Seville, and Valencia. The New York version is on the grounds of the Hispanic Society of America on Audubon Terrace in Manhattan. Anna Hyatt Huntington was the wife of Archer M. Huntington, the society's founder.
The Japanese Friendship Garden, also known as San Kei En ( 三渓園 ) is a Japanese Garden within Balboa Park, San Diego. It is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city Yokohama that binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world. Representing a new concept in the development of a Japanese garden outside Japan, the Japanese Friendship Garden is designed to present an atmosphere of elegant simplicity (shibui) and quiet beauty. The design is guided by the original principles of the Japanese garden while incorporating elements of the regional landscape and climate.
A garden is always in a state of change but the basic elements of trees, shrubs, rocks and water designed in natural balance create a peaceful, harmonious, and transcendental environment conducive to contemplation and meditation.
San Diego Art Institute is located in San Diego, California, US. The San Diego Art Institute was initially founded in 1941 as the San Diego Business Men's Art Club. In 1950 the name was changed to the San Diego Art Institute, and three years later women were allowed membership into the organization.
SDAI became a nonprofit in 1963 and was dedicated to showcasing artists from the Southern California/Baja Norte region. In preparation for its 75th Anniversary, in 2014 under the leadership of Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella (2014-2017), the San Diego Art Institute shifted its focus. The San Diego Art Institute is now recognized as an experimental, bi-national contemporary art center with a focus on the artists of Southern California and Northern Baja.
Zoro Garden is a 6-acre sunken garden within Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It is located between the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the Casa de Balboa. The name refers to the Persian mystic Zoroaster.The stone garden was originally built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition. During the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition it was the site of the Zoro Garden Nudist Colony, which featured mostly-nude performers rather than practicing nudists.Zoro Garden is now planted as a butterfly garden. It is open to the public and can be reserved for special events.
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a model railroad exhibit in San Diego, California. At 27,000 sq. ft., it is the largest such indoor exhibit in North America, and one of the largest in the world. The museum is on the lower level of the Casa de Balboa Building on the Prado in Balboa Park. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM and is closed on Mondays.Nearly three million people have passed through the center since it opened in 1982.The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a museum that features a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history. The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit corporation under IRS section 501(c) It is housed in the former California State Building, built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition.One of the signature cars in the collection is Louie Mattar's Fabulous Car, a 1947 Cadillac that was driven non-stop from Alaska to Mexico City and across the United States.
Exhibits are rotated every four months to bring in cars of different types or eras.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is a museum located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History. It is the second oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi and the oldest in Southern California. The present location of the museum was dedicated on January 14, 1933. A major addition to the museum was dedicated in April 2001, doubling exhibit space.
The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is a museum in San Diego's Balboa Park. First founded in 1974, MOPA opened in 1983. MOPA is one of three museums in the US dedicated exclusively to the collection and preservation of photography, with a mission to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video. The museum's address is 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA, 92101.
The San Diego History Center is a museum showcasing the history of San Diego, located in the city's Balboa Park.
The Fleet Science Center (previously the 'Reuben H. Fleet Science Center') is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, California. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park.Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome (OMNIMAX) theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.
The House of Charm is a historic museum building in Balboa Park, San Diego. It was built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, and like most buildings from that Exposition it features Mission Revival Style architecture. It acquired its current name, "House of Charm", during the park's second Exposition held in 1935-36. It now houses the San Diego Art Institute and the Mingei International Museum as well as rehearsal space for the Old Globe Theatre. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Old Globe is a professional theatre company located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It produces about 15 plays and musicals annually in summer and winter seasons. Plays are performed in three separate theatres in the complex, which is collectively called the Simon Edison Centre for the Performing Arts:
Old Globe Theatre – 600-seat flagship theatre, fully enclosed, featuring the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre – 250-seat intimate theatre in the round (completed 2009)
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre – 615-seat outdoor theatreThe Old Globe Theatre and the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre are part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The White Theatre is located within the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion houses the open-air Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The Spreckels Organ is the world's largest pipe organ in a fully outdoor venue. Constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, it is located at the corner of President's Way and Pan American Road East in the park.
The El Prado Complex is a historic district in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. The 13-acre (5.3 ha) complex includes 13 contributing buildings and one contributing structure. Most of the structures were built for San Diego's Panama-California Exposition of 1915–16 and were refurbished and re-used for the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935–36. The original architects were Bertram Goodhue and Carleton Winslow. The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM, formerly the San Diego Aerospace Museum) is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California, United States. The museum is located in Balboa Park and is housed in the former Ford Building, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. SDASM was established by articles of incorporation on October 12, 1961 and opened to the public on February 15, 1963.
The San Diego Museum of Man is a museum of anthropology located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California and housed in the historic landmark buildings of the California Quadrangle.
The Mingei International Museum is a non-profit public institution that collects, conserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design. The museum was first founded in 1974 and its building opened in 1978. The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (min) and art (gei).
Bea Evenson Fountain is an outdoor fountain in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California.Designed by noted modernist architect Homer Delawie, the fountain honors Bea Evenson (1900–1981), the founding president of the park's Committee of 100, organized in the late 1960s to save or reconstruct the buildings of the Panama–California Exposition of 1915.Built in 1972 on the Plaza de Balboa, the fountain was dedicated to Evenson in May 1981.
Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church South (also known as Balboa Park Place) is a historic Methodist church building at 508 Olive Street in San Diego, California. It is currently a special event facility known as The Abbey and managed by Hornblower Cruises
It was built in 1910 in a Classical Revival style and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.It was designed by architect Norman Foote Marsh.
Alcazar Garden is a garden in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the United States.
The Spanish Village Art Center is located in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California. Anni von Westrum Baldaugh was among the artists who had studio space at the Spanish Village. Current tenants include the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society and the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs.
The May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden is a sculpture garden featuring 19th- and 20th-century modern and contemporary sculptures, located adjacent to the San Diego Museum of Art's West Wing in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California.
The San Diego Hall of Champions was an American multi-sport museum in San Diego, California. It was recognized as the largest multi-sport museum in the United States until its closure in June 2017. Located in the Federal Building in Balboa Park until 2017, the 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) facility recognized outstanding athletic accomplishments and traditions involving more than forty-two sports until June 2017. The Hall of Champions was founded in 1959 and includes the Breitbard Hall of Fame which is being relocated to be displayed at Petco Park.
The Starlight Bowl is an amphitheater located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It was constructed for the 1935–1936 California Pacific International Exposition and seats 4,300. It was originally named the Ford Bowl because the automobile manufacturer sponsored outdoor concerts at the venue during the exposition by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the San Francisco Symphony, and other performers.
Balboa Park Gardens are cultivated areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
The Veterans Museum and Memorial Center is a museum located in historic Balboa Park of San Diego, California. Founded in 1989, it is dedicated to create, maintain, and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The museum currently resides in the former Chapel of the Old Balboa Naval Hospital.
Morley Field Sports Complex is a sports complex in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. The sports complex was named after John Morley, who served as a park superintendent in Balboa Park from 1911 to 1939.
The George W. Marston House, or George Marston House and Gardens, also referred to as the George and Anna Marston House or the Marston House, is a museum and historic landmark located in San Diego and maintained by Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO).
The Ford Building, a Streamline Moderne structure in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, serves as the home of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The building was originally built by the Ford Motor Company for the California Pacific International Exposition, which was held in 1935 and 1936. In the middle of the museum the Ford's Hall is used for weddings, balls, parties, and other occasions.
Big Open Skull is an outdoor 1966–1973 bronze sculpture by Jack Zajac, installed outside the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California.