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Palace of Fine Arts

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Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 563 6504, 415 561 0364
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Description: Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a...
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Beautiful place to walk around with a vary informative display inside about the 1915 world fair - great place to take a picnic

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to walk around with a vary informative display inside about the 1915 world fair - great place to take a picnic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Palace of Fine Arts is an incredible work of public art. Standing under it will leave you with a million questions about San Francisco's history. It is most beautiful at sunset. You can spend all day there if you really want but most people spend less than 20 minutes. On weekdays you can easily find free or metered parking... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A quick stop on our City Tour. Beautiful photo op and nice to see something so old remains. It is a nice place to walk around. The scale of the artwork is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, serene architecturally fulfilling experience. Walk the grounds, watch the water feature, soak up the beauty of the pillars and carvings and step back into another time. Art Deco lovers rejoice!!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Palace of Fine Arts is located in the Marina District of San Francisco and is just a few minutes walk from the end of Lombard St., where we had our hotel accommodations. It was originally constructed for the Panama-Pacific exposition, which was held in 1915, and it is the only structure still situated on its original site. The tranquil... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We walked through the Palace grounds on our way to Golden Gate Bridge. It's really pretty and peaceful, well recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Soooo, we were in a 12 seater, bus. We found parking. Excited. Took 20 minutes to park only to realize THEY HAVE parking on the other side with lots of room. Nice photo area. Nice to see -- we were rushing to see the city in one day, but I'm sure there are many good uses for this 'palace' other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took a bike trip across the Golden Gate Bridge & stopped here on our way. It was so impressive, huge & beautiful! The reflecting pool is so pretty! We also got to see a swan & some ducks-an added bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We walked down the Lyon Street Steps and this was the jewel at the end. Beautiful place to sit and relax. Lots of photo opportunities and a graceful swan floats about. The only drawback was that there were no restrooms open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have taken our children here as part of the short trip activity while travelling to San Francisco. This is always a beautiful place to walk around and take in the sights. Daytime offers beautiful landscapes and water features. The Palace is Architecturally Stunning.

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Additional Information about Palace of Fine Arts

Address: Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 563 6504, 415 561 0364
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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