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Civic Center

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Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-826-1401
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There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“city hall” (28 reviews)
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Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
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"asian art museum"
in 9 reviews
"city hall"
in 28 reviews
"public library"
in 4 reviews
"great architecture"
in 4 reviews
"war memorial"
in 3 reviews
"national historic landmark"
in 3 reviews
"impressive building"
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"beautiful rotunda"
in 2 reviews
"picture taking"
in 2 reviews
"ballet"
in 3 reviews
"mental"
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The homeless situation continues but now it's more pleasant. The homeless get to bath, use a toilet, and are feed prior to going out to get some sun at Civic Center. Those mentally ill, you'll find fireman, policemen, and ambulances helping them along with mental...More

Thank D L
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This big open square has a couple of grant beaux arts buildings, the superb City Hall and the excellent Asian Art Museum (formerly the library). Nearby are the symphony hall and opera house. The square itself has been re-designed many times, but they just can't...More

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Here's another building for the architecture nerd tour. Classical architecture, the Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It was so striking we just stood and looked at it.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

While going around the city of San Francisco we passed by the Civic Centre and liked its impressive architecture. Wished we had time to go inside and admire its rotunda.

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Walked around the Civic center and the United Nations Plaza and enjoyed the atmosphere and views all around. The statue of Simon Bolivar is very pretty.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely impressive building. Gorgeous architecture with its golden dome top. Stands tall and commands attention from every angle however the homeless ruin the scene by being strewn around the lawn and between the trees.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Stop by a view for the architecture. Inside and out you will find something interesting. The Plaza outside is open space to enjoy the sun and a hot dog if you are there around lunch time.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

This is a good spot located in downtown San Francisco which offers good picture taking and just hanging out.

Thank fredyt3
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our City Civic Center Tour. You can visit the City Hall, SF Ballet, Opera House, Davis Symphony Hall, and a Theater. The rotunda of the City Hall is a must-see as it is magnificent with a beautiful Dome. Beware of the drug addicts...More

1  Thank Sachin_Zarekar
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Today, we attended a play at the Golden Gate theater (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) and I purposely chose the 2pm showing so my tweens and I could walk under the protection of daylight. I've parked at the Civic Center Garage before...More

1  Thank Kimbers W
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Civic Center
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.
...More
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