Media giant William Randolph Hearst built this 130-room mansion back in the early 20th century. It's located five miles inland and 1,600 feet above San Simeon Bay. Hearst liked to call the place "La Cuesta Encantada," or the Enchanted Hill. At present, Hearst Castle continues to draw numerous visitors each year. They are eager to tour the palatial grounds, view the many artworks inside, and see the indoor Roman pool that's lined with Venetian glass and gold. Film buffs who have enjoyed watching "Citizen Kane," long rumored to have been a caricature of certain aspects of Hearst's life, find it fascinating to see the opulence that this man felt he needed in his life. This video is sure to entice you to make a side trip to see this American "castle," located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
~ Elizabeth Smith, All Movie Guide