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Address: Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: +1 415-826-1401
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There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400...

There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.

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City Hall

This is one of the gems of the city. There are weddings all day in the main hall. This landmark was restored during the Mayorship of Willie Brown in the 80's. Lovely building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy visiting the City Civic Center even on business...there is usually numerous happy wedding occasions in process and the Rotunda Dome is magnificent with the beautiful sweeping staircase and during the holiday season a delightfully decorated Christmas Tree....tours of the building available.

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Thank Christine C
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is one of the gems of the city. There are weddings all day in the main hall. This landmark was restored during the Mayorship of Willie Brown in the 80's. Lovely building and daily tours (free).

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Thank Otaytak
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the Civic Center area for 10 years now and this area seems to never change . The part of San Francisco has some great sites to see including City Hall, SF Ballet,/ Opera House, Davis Symphony Hall, and Herbst Theater, unfortunately there are other not so nice sites in this area too. Right behind City Hall there... More 

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Thank Miguel S
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a great place to explore and enjoy. I don't go there often but you should check it out if you are in the area.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Civic Centre is a truly impressive building with great details on both the exterior and interior. The central dome is very imposing with great use of light. Unfortunately, I missed the tour - I am sure there is very interesting history attached to the building and its decoration.

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Thank Peter D
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Civic Center is majestic with the classical construction reminiscent of our DC Capitol building. The square is beautiful, surrounded by the Asian Museum, Library and Opera. Wonderful area with period architecture. Great places to visit! Enjoy...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very informative tour. and it's free although a donation is accepted. Look online to find times the tours are. Although the tour is on several floors, there are elevators. fun info.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

The interior of City Hall is spectacular. It's open during usual business hours and is well worth stepping into. In the South Court, there are interesting exhibits. It's a favorite spot for marriages (all genders to all genders) so you may step into a celebration

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you're walking around San Francisco, you're likely to come across this - and it's a fine building that can be viewed from many different locations. Beautiful rotunda.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Fully renovated since 1989, looks great and is largely open to walk throughs on week days. Great viewing of the dome. Tuesday afternoons Board of Supervisors meetings are open to the public and always well visited and interesting. In the last few years the city has created brilliant lighting to spotlight city events.

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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.
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