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Address: 34th Avenue & Clement Street, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone Number: 415.750.3600
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Description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum...
An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
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Truly a special place

If you like Rodin's Burghers of Calais (me too), there is a miniature of it here (an earlier prototype, I believe), along with other Rodin. The exhibit rooms are organized... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like Rodin's Burghers of Calais (me too), there is a miniature of it here (an earlier prototype, I believe), along with other Rodin. The exhibit rooms are organized sequentially through movements. And I get the feeling of traveling through time. They often have a few extraordinary modern pieces (my fav) including Dali (another favorite). Their special showings are... More 

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Capitola, California
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum to visit, one of may favorite museums of European art I have visited in my travels over the globe. And the building and site itself is beautiful. Salon 1 often houses a small special exhibit in place of 12th-13th century permanent pieces on display, whereas larger special exhibits are located downstairs in their own sequestered space by... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love going to this place and just being near it--so close to the ocean . This is a must in S.F. I go here even if I don't go in the museum but the museum is great also.

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This museum transports you to a European city, through its setting, entrance and exhibit spaces. Over the years, the diversity of artists shown and the outstanding curating of exhibits makes this an all time favorite museum to visit, alone or with out of town guests. Everyone loves it !

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Southern California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We came here to see the High Style Exhibition from The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection (ends July 19, 2015). Thoroughly enjoyed it. The Legion of Honor is located in Lincoln Park and the architecture of this French neoclassical building is wonderful. There’s an Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker sculpture in the courtyard as well as a mini-glass pyramid reminiscent of the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum, sometimes has a free concert. Difficult to get transportation back downtown late in the day.

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California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My favorite is always returning to see the impressionist grand-masters at the end hall of the galleries. Go near closing time, so you have a leisurely one-on-one with Monet, Manet, van Gogh, Sisley, Renoir, Pissarro, Seurat, et al. Enjoy the brush strokes, the colors and the emotions in the paintings. Do take the tram there; it's easy, the #18 drops... More 

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Dorena
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Legion of Honor was a surprising find tucked away from the downtown/wharf bustle of San Francisco. We had learned of a special showing of costumes and designer gowns (Style) that is housed at the museum through July 19, 2015, and decided to take a look. The special exhibit “Style” show is wonderful if you are into clothes, gowns from... More 

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slc
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

How did we not know about this museum? We went here on our weekend away and found this great place. There was a very impressive Rodin collection and the Dutch Masters were represented very well. This is a must see when you are in San Fran! The view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city is breathtaking! Check it... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Accidentally got in it during our weekend in San Francisco. Pretty big one, have a lot of things to watch. Price was visiting was around ~$10.

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