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Palace of Fine Arts

Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Sometimes they even have costumed characters wandering around to take photos with kids. Near hands on museum for kids but one of the most majestic and romantic places in America.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Similar to my experience with the Legion of Honor Museum, I think that the name of this attraction is misleading. I thought that we would be seeing or visiting a palace when we went to this attraction. Boy, was I wrong again! The buildings are not actual palaces, but are constructions/walls that were left after an earlier Exposition ended. As... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this place by mistake and thoroughly enjoyed looking around. The outside is just beautiful and we spent some time just wandering around the grounds. A great place to spend some quality, relaxing time.

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling to San Francisco you gotta make sure you drop by Marina, Chrissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts when you make your way to the Golden Gate bridge. They are beautiful attractions and you will kick yourself if you miss them. The Palace of Fine arts is a beautiful structure built to celebrate the turn... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had biked the Golden Gate and upon our return we walked around the Palace at night. It is so lovely! Next time we will go inside, but the outdoor area was really worth seeing on its own.

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Chicago
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107 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Visit this place in the spring when it is full of blooms and wonderful smells. If you are into photography, bring a close up lens and plan to sped some time there. There can be crowds there on the weekend.

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McKinney, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

first time to visit. very impressed with the architecture. very europian almost like your in Rome. park is pretty clean. i think it's better to visit at night when the lights are on. very different feeling looking at.

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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The building and the columns looked very old, almost like roman. The lake added to the atmosphere and we got to see two wonderful swans eating grass only two meters from us.

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For anyone who enjoys photography this is a dream. There are so many different angles to shot from and every inch is just stunning!!

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Redwood City, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If your in a choir take them there and sing inside of it. You won't be disappointed. ugh is it 50 characters yet?

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