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1894 monument to the Spanish/European settlement of the area

This monument was dedicated in 1894 to the Spanish/European settlement of the area. I understand... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Hudson, Wisconsin
Interesting and easily accessible monument

I visited this monument on a short layover at San Fransisco Airport. We took the BART train to the... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2017
Andrew M
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Another piece of the diverse history of SF, which adds to the overall history of the city. Worth a look, read and understand.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This monument was dedicated in 1894 to the Spanish/European settlement of the area. I understand it is controversial now, but it is interesting to look at. Between the Asian Art Museum and the Civic Center/Library. Granite with bronzes.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This monument is just not all that attractive. And currently it is controversial because of the horrible depiction of Spanish treatment of Indians. It's in the middle of traffic and parking in the Civic Center. A large number of down-and-out homeless around add to the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 1, 2017

I visited this monument on a short layover at San Fransisco Airport. We took the BART train to the Civic Center, as it seemed the most central area in the City.We were able to walk around for a few hours before returning to the airport....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

This impressive statue is unfortunately installed in a sea of traffic and parking. Nearby are the wonderful Asian Art Museum and City Hall.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 24, 2016

We saw Pioneer Monument (not "Pioneer's" Monument) en route to City Hall. The monument is easy on the eyes and has a nice location, but it's not exceptional. If you tour City Hall, this attraction is only a short walk away.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice well kept monument. Beautiful greenery surrounding it. But to get to this monument you must navigate a gauntlet of homeless and mentally ill. This part of San Francisco is overrun by them.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

This enormous bronze statue atop a stone pedestal rests in the middle of a traffic circle formed by Fulton Street, between Asian Art Museum and SF Library. It’s a landmark nestled between parks, the Civic Center and City Hall. The monument is impressive, but is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

I wouldn’t go out of my way by any means to come visit the statue outside of City Hall but if you’re in the area, it won’t hurt to come and see it. It is quite impressive but really you can pass on after 2...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed July 31, 2015

A nice imposing monument situated just outside City Hall celebrating the early pioneers of San Francisco, hence the name.

Date of experience: August 2014
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