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Palace of Fine Arts

Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District)
Phone Number: 415 563 6504, 415 561 0364
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I love the Palace of Fine Arts. I am a relative local, but I have not had too many chances to visit it, really, and it is still amazing each time I go. Recently, we went on a foggy day in January and it was beautiful and mysterious. There is a lagoon that is quite large that partially surrounds the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Palace of Fine Arts was the site of the 1915 Panama Pacific Expo. It was only a 15 minute drive from Golden Gate Bridge's Vista Point visitor center. There's a tiny parking lot at the Palace Drive. This stunning architecture attracted many wedding parties to come here for photos. Artists come here to paint. Tourists like us to come here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Saw Jaime Cullum here on 02/09/15. First time at the venue. It's very wide, but not too huge, so the sound was great. I like the lobby space, which was very big. Of course, the gorgeous architecture outside is just stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Northern CA and why am I just visiting this overwhelmingly beautiful area? The architecture is completely articulate and awe inspiring. My mouth dropped at the attention to detail of each of the structures and admiring the majestic beauty of this entire place. Their is no bad spot for anything less than awesome and it's a perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous location especially on a sunny day and we were blessed with a beauty. Classic architectural beauty but tough to get to. We would not have visited if we did not take a tour. Would have wanted to see it at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Palace of Fine Arts is so majestic. You could take some amazing photos or just enjoy the beautiful structures. Lovely spot to sit and relax if time allows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I had not been there at night before this visit. I highly recommend going there at this time. Amazing with the shadows and you could take some amazing pictures especially if the moon is out, which it was. LOVE the structures, and statues. Can never get enough of its breathtaking beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we happened upon this incredibly marvelous place by chance, just walked into it. i can't believe it is not THE # 1 attraction. It's like suddenly walking into ancient Rome. It is truly sensational and a tribute to what we are capable of when we go with doing good. absolutely loved it. it would be beautiful at any time but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful structure and landscaping. 100th anniversary of the Panama pacific expo Set in a very upscale neighbourhood, wonderful looking houses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We love hiking along Chestnut Street to the Marina District to the Palace of Fine Arts. It is a beautiful stopping point to relax on the bench or grass and enjoy the views or read a book.

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