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“A gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
415 563 6504, 415 561 0364
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Ranked #10 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Art Museums, Landmarks
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Owner description: Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.
Steckborn, Switzerland
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“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visiting SFO without going to the Palace would be a shame. One of the nicest places in town right next to the Presido.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The sheer magnitude and amazing architecture were stunning, I definitely recommend a stop! It's awesome to see it later in films.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We did not go inside the Palace of Fine Arts because we didn't have the time while we were there. But the exterior was breath taking. The architecture is from the early 1900's. Many young girls go to have their prom pictures taken because it is so beautiful. There is a reflecting pond with swans and ducks floating around in it. When we were there the tulips were in bloom. This is a very romantic place to visit even if it is of the outside.

Visited February 2014
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London, Canada
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“Very Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What a special place! We'd first seen the Palace of Fine Arts years ago in the movie The Rock and decided it was a must see on our list of stops in San Fran. It was really neat to walk around and admire the architecture and surrounding gardens and pond. It's so beautiful---Lots of photo ops!

Visited May 2013
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“" LITTLE GEM"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Outstanding Rodin collection, and much more, this museum is a small gem tucked in at Lincoln Park. The setting alone is magnificent and a nice break from the busy city. Add a walk along Lands End Trail, take a picnic, watch the sunset, and you'd have a lovely full day.

Visited January 2014
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