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View of Hearst Castle, a prominent landmark in San Simeon.

Hearst Castle was a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States.

It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. The California Park Commission voted to approve its inclusion in the California State Park System, and that was approved by the California State Legislature in 1954.

Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"), but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name.


It was once compared to the ville of Sun Crest. (Cold Asylum)

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