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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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A true jewel

Gaze at the lofty central lobby which rises hundred of feet. View the outside when lighted at night...a special treat when in white light but also sometimes illuminated in red... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gaze at the lofty central lobby which rises hundred of feet. View the outside when lighted at night...a special treat when in white light but also sometimes illuminated in red light which is spectacular. Tours are available ...check on availability.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll probably recognize this stately building upon first seeing it since its been the backdrop of many movies - Dirty Harry et al. Majestic classic architecture with a grand dome atop. Admire from outside or go inside for a tour during the week. A little out of the way but worth the effort! ...

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South San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Primarily used for city government offices, it also serves as a huge reception area when the city Mayor or supervisors host a community event. We usually go here during the last week of October to attend an event hosted by the city mayor. There is a parking lot underneath the Civic Center plaza, which is a good walk to City... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great looking building and has been in many films , make sure you visit on a weekday. Downside lots of homeless sleeping across the road.

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San Francisco,CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cant come to the City and not drop by this majestic building fronting the Civic Center area. Standing under the dome is an experience and walking the stairs offers good exercise and views. Typically there are weddings taking place at the top of the main staircase. Unbeknownst to a lot of people is the small café restaurant in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a native San Franciscan, I have visited here regularly since childhood. This is a historical place where so much has happened; the architecture is amazing and the staircase never loses its power.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for an evening special evening event with a conference. It is a spectular setting! Lots of space, easy movement around, great catering (don't know if in house or otherwise). Wish I had known to seek out memorial bust of Harvey Milk. Understand there are weddings there about every 45 mins and tours availabke week days. Worth a trip... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for any resident of city of San Francisco, the State of California or anywhere from the world. It symbolizes the glamor and spirit of the City.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth taking the trouble to stop at this lovely building. It's beautiful inside and out, so go in past the security check to see the grand foyer and staircase. I enjoyed seeing all the wedding couples there too.

Thank Lynette K
Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The City Hall is exquisite, and I doubt there's another of its kind with which to compare. The dome is breathtaking.

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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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