Neptune Terrace | Hearst Castle

Neptune Terrace | Hearst Castle

 This is the elegant terrace overlooking the Neptune pool. On this picturesque morning we have a nearly perfectly symmetrical view of the Neptune pool and grounds. Located around this terrace, is a series of swan shaped lamps that add an elegant touch, to this spectacular location. More Destinations on...

Read more
Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

 The Neptune Pool has undergone 3 distinct revisions since its construction began in 1924. Each revision brought it closer to the final pool you see here. The final version of this pool was completed in 1936, when the iconic temple facade was incorporated as part of the pool’s architecture....

Read more
Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

 Hold on to your hat, here are a few Neptune Pool facts. This incredible pool holds 345,000 gallons of water, with a length of 104 feet. The width of the main basin extends to 58 feet with an additional 38, found in the alcove. The floor of the basin...

Read more
Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

 Welcome to a magical sunset at the Neptune pool. Right now we are situated next to an alcove, and just below the pool’s staircase. This section of the pool features the lovely Venus sculptural group. Up the stairs is a series of changing rooms for guests, who might be...

Read more
Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

Neptune Pool | Hearst Castle

 For those that need a reminder, Neptune is the ancient Roman God of the sea, brother to Jupiter and Pluto . Jupiter’s story tells us that upon overthrowing his father Saturn, Neptune was appointed to watch over the sea, due to his turbulent, personality. Today the Neptune statue can...

Read more
Roman Pool | Hearst Castle

Roman Pool | Hearst Castle

 Here we are levitating just underneath the diving board at the center of the Roman pool. An extraordinary view, if I do say so myself. Inspired by ancient Roman baths, it was built using thousands of mosaic Murano tiles. The tile is made from glass and twenty-two-carat gold. This...

Read more
Roman Pool | Hearst Castle

Roman Pool | Hearst Castle

 Welcome to the enchanting Roman Pool. This space is decorated with eight statues of Roman gods goddesses and heroes. Inspired by ancient Roman bathhouses, with specific inspiration drawn from the Bath of Caracalla in Rome, c. 211-217 CE. You’ll also find that the mosaic tiles here are influenced by...

Read more