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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
+1 415-563-6504
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Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
Marina District
+1 415-563-6504
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

While visiting San Francisco on a family vacation, my son suggested we visit this place and I'm glad we did. It is beautiful. The architecture is amazing. It makes you feel like you've stepped back in time to ancient Rome or Greece. It's free to...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We make it a habit to stop by the Palace of Fine Arts on occasional visits to SF. It is a beautiful place, offers a great view while taking a stroll, or jogging around the small pond. Good for chill and warm weather. Our kids...More

Thank Me-Like-World
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We've visited here a couple of times and it never gets old. The sheer size of this just breath taking and beautiful. It's hard to believe they were able to build something so beautiful and romantic.

Thank BarbaraCampbell
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is just a new replica of ancient European architecture. You could find similar copies of European buildings at Disney World Epcot. It is pretty but fake.

Thank queengoose
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is such a beautiful place to go for pictures when the sun is setting and after. Nighttime, with the reflection on the water, makes for great shots also.

Thank strawberries1
Reviewed August 15, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed easy free parking and a nice stroll though this beautiful park. It made for some beautiful pictures and a nice place to get out of the crowded streets. Worth while stop.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 15, 2016

I had no idea a place like this existed in SF. Found it by chance when cycling back from the bridge and suddenly saw this ancient monster to my right. I was so glad to find it and have a nice relaxing walk around the...More

Thank Miguel A
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is a place of wonder, a must see if your in the city and a walk through time. Please visit this beautiful place and take many pictures

Thank Chefcolli
Reviewed August 15, 2016

the Palace of Fine Arts is not only a landmark, it's also beautifully located adjacent to the Bay and the Golden Gate bridge. We always hear about the outdoor areas of SF and this is one of our 'go to's' when we visit. Always a...More

Thank Susanne M
Reviewed August 15, 2016

A nice building inspired to classical architecture. Good for a stroll. But it's clear it was meant to be a temporary installation for the 1915 exposition.

Thank krynn1878
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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February 3, 2017|
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Response from kurt3650 | Reviewed this property |
not only free, but worth the visit. also, the theater there is an excellent venue for a performance. not free, but...
July 26, 2016|
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Response from HappyGoLucky1958 | Reviewed this property |
You could spend lots of time at this beautiful place. But an hour should easily give you enough time to take lots of pics and enjoy the setting. Chestnut street is a very close walk, and there are many cute places to eat... More
Emily C
February 1, 2015|
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Response from Tigerbrad67 | Reviewed this property |
We only walked round the grounds which is free.