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The blue-tiled Roman pool inside Hearst Castle in (Credit: AP)

The blue-tiled Roman pool inside Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Hearst Castle in California

Hearst Castle, the 165-room estate that newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst called home, took 28 years to construct. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Mediterranean Revival-style property in San Simeon, Calif., that Hearst dubbed La Cuesta Encantada ("The Enchanted Hill") is open for tours.

The exterior of Hearst Castle, the 165-room estate
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The exterior of Hearst Castle, the 165-room estate in San Simeon, Calif., that newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst called home. (Aug. 30, 2013)

The blue-tiled Roman pool inside Hearst Castle in
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The blue-tiled Roman pool inside Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Ancient Roman columns, dating from the first to
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Ancient Roman columns, dating from the first to fourth centuries, surround Hearst Castle's Neptune Pool. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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An ornate lighting fixture hangs at Hearst Castle
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An ornate lighting fixture hangs at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013)

The intricate ceiling of the Doge's Suite, a
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The intricate ceiling of the Doge's Suite, a guest room in the Hearst Castle inspired by the Doge's Palace in Venice. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Visitors touring the dining room of newspaper publisher
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Visitors touring the dining room of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst's 165-room estate, which he called "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill") in San Simeon, Calif. The property, now known as the Hearst Castle, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. (Aug. 30, 2013)

An ornately carved figure holds light fixtures in
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An ornately carved figure holds light fixtures in the plush movie theater at the Hearst Castle. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Visitors tour the Hearst Castle in San Simeon,
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Visitors tour the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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Old newspapers outside the office at Hearst Castle
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Old newspapers outside the office at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2013)

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