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San Francisco City Hall

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Address: 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-701-2311
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one...
The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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Well after you walk through the Farmers Market at Civic Center, you have to visit the beautiful City Hall, the Foyer,you will never forget it. Do it it is free, with clean rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well after you walk through the Farmers Market at Civic Center, you have to visit the beautiful City Hall, the Foyer,you will never forget it. Do it it is free, with clean rest rooms available and nice coffee dock availble

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went for a wedding. Lovely place for a wedding. Old world glamour with the grand staircase. There are tours in this place and they talk about the history which is great for someone touring SF.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The free guided tour of the city hall is something not to be missed when you have a little extra time in San Francisco. Check out the times online, they don't offer guided tours every day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable (a little repetitive and on the slow side, but interesting) and gave us background information about San Francisco... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A tight pack day for us so the tour guide only allow us 15 min to take photos outside the building so did not see much of the inner structure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Many reviews specify events that happened inside the building, and don’t mention the architectural magnificence. This building somewhat resembles the US Capitol dome, but this one is black and appears to be gilded with gold, presumably to recognize the Gold Rush. The interior overwhelms with stone steps, presumably to place the mayor and council members on a higher level than... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

History, majestic and the site of murders and protests. SF doesn't lack for political stamina and trend setters.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It is well worth going through the short security check to see the interior of this magnificent building. This is the venue where the first marriages for gays & lesbians happened thanks to then Mayor Gaven Newsom. It is recommended to take the elevator to the second level and wander about, the descend the grand staircase. This is the building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Hmm...it's big, many people get married inside, probably interesting from historical or architectural point of view. I am glad the asian art museum was close and my main reason to visit the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I wanted to see the City Hall so badly, to have a look where Harvey Milk worked. The buildng is majestic but the area all around...oh boy. I was really scared, it was quite impossible to walk around...alcoholic and drug addicted everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great Place for events and Weddings. I attended a large corporate Event and it was just amazingly beautiful!

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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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