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Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
415 563 6504, 415 561 0364
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Ranked #17 of 385 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Landmarks
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Owner description: Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.
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Montclair, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely grounds, perfect for some family photography! You'll want to spend time here as you walk to Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge. Also a good stopping point before exploring the Presidio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Even though I was there during the day and didn't stop for long, I could feel it has some special vibe to it. The combination of the architrcture with the nature and quietness makes it a special place to be. If you meditate or do yoga, this would be the place :)

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Savannah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Palace was constructed for the fair of 1915. It was renovated to it's original glory 1958. It is a great place to visit and just walk around to experience a little bit of history. There are placards around the water feature that give a history of the structure and of the fair itself. The area in which the fair... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful picturesque place to visit.. nice for couples. Children would love the lake. From a bygone era..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

After seeing pics of the Palace on TA I really wanted to check it out during our trip and since we stayed close we were able to go there both during the day and at night. It's truly stunning and a nice little walk through. If you are going to be close to that area of town I would definitely... More

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Sydney
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Palace of Fine Arts was on my "bucket list" ever since seeing it in the movie The Rock with Sean Connery, I was not disappointed when I visited. Set in parkland in the Marina District it is set next to a small lagoon with water feature. The dome is enormous with amazing architectural detail. San Franciscans must be so... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It has been built beautifully, worth visiting and taking lots of photos, specially if you are doing bike tour, this will be in your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

everything was just so romantic and classic, and the place was clean. it would be perfect for weddings and pre nuptial shots

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WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

You simply have to walk through here. We went on a Monday morning and had it to ourselves. I took so many pictures every corner you turn is beauty. It would be great to go at night also it's lit beautifully. Do not miss it Plenty of free parking across the street and great views of the bridge too. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

The palace is a beautiful work of art!! It reminded me of places I visited in Rome. There were about 5 groups there taking wedding photos.

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