Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Notable Building in San Diego

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Going south from Plaza de Panama, you can’t miss the circle of seating and the curved colonnade in front of the band shell housing the organ said to be the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. Donated by the Spreckels family of sugar fortune and fame, the pipe organ came with the stipulation that San Diego must always have an official organist. Make a point of attending the free concerts, held throughout the year at 2pm Sundays and on Monday evenings in summer (7.30pm to 9.30pm).