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San Francisco City Hall

Address: 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415-701-2311
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Ranked #37 of 333 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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Alberta, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Civic Center! The building worth checking out and its free! Beautiful old style well worth your time. Do Not Miss Visit Here !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a building worth checking out and it's free! Popular with wedding parties so there is always something to gawk at in between photos. Wander about and find Harvey Milk's bust and a bank vault !

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A really beautiful building! The light court with its fabulous dome, intricate plasterwork columns, clock and gilded ironwork is truly amazing, in particular the stunning marble staircase. A few wedding ceremonies also taking place while I was there which was really lovely!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing setting beautiful old cool style elegance and a whole lot more. Spend a few minutes of life enjoying this it's well worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

SF's city hall is quite special and deserves to be seen by any visitor to the city. Sign up for the free tour which will enhance your visit.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Got married here in August. The location have us better photos than me ever could have imagined. The inside is beautiful.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have visited in San Francisco many times before and passed by the San Francisco City Hall without stopping. This time I had more time so I took the opportunity to go inside. The building is quite beautiful both inside and out. It has a huge dome which reminds me of several state capital buildings. Inside it is quite impressive... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The building is gorgeous. The nicest building in California and one of the nicest buildings in the US. It's nicer than the California State Capital and that's one of the nicest state capital buildings in the country. The outside is beautiful with a cool little park and it the lobby is even more amazing with some beautiful architecture. By far... More 

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La Honda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After you take your pictures of this beautiful building come on inside. You can freely walk around every floor and see all the different City government departments at work. Catch couples getting married and taking pictures on the grand staircase. There is a great cafe on the ground floor in the back that makes great salads, sandwiches and wraps for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It doesn't seem so interesting to go into a city hall building where people are paying their property tax. But the inside is quite magnificent. The grandness feels like you're inside a museum and not a government building. I would recommend a stop here if it's not out of the way. Is it a must? No. But it's nice feeling... More 

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