Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles and from the south via Cambria and Paso Robles.

The Gothic Suite of Casa Grande showcases beautiful ceilings. Visitors on the Upstairs Suites Tour will enjoy the 14th Century ceiling in Mr. Hearst’s bedroom with its panels of medieval figures. Originally in the “House of Jews” at Teruel in the province of Aragon, Spain, the ceiling, frieze, and doors have benefited from the skill of conservators.

The elaborate door required mold fabrication to replace deteriorated and missing parts. Painstaking analysis determined the colors to be used in restoring the painted portions.

As is the case with all conservation projects, extensive documentation and state of the art materials ensure the preservation of these treasures for future generations to enjoy.

This photo was taken during the restoration project.