Definition of San Simeon from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


San Simeon

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the very expensive 'dream castle' built by the rich US newspaper owner William Randolph Hearst on the Pacific coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. He began it in 1919 and continued to make additions to it until he died in 1951. It combines Greek, Roman and Gothic architecture and has many original items from the ancient world. More than a million tourists now visit it every year.