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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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 1 week ago

I discovered this place by accident as it was on our bike tour. It is a located in a very nice part of San Francisco and is quite old as it was built for the 1915 exposition in SF. The architecture is classical Greco-Roman style....More

Thank deepakgupta5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice for a quick stop. The hundred year old structure of Beaux-Arts style. Be very careful to take your valuables with your or lock them in your trunk. My laptop and passport were stolen from my car (window was smashed open) during an 8...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t in my plans when I planned for San Fran but when TripAdvisor pointed me in its direction and I saw pics I just had to go. Caught the bus there easily enough and the wife and I just adored walking around. The architecture was...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beuatiful buildings modeled after epic Greek and Roman architecture. We took a bus from Nob Hill to get here then walked to Fisherman's Wharf. It was a beautiful sunny October day so we spent about an hour just walking around and admiring the grounds, lots...More

Thank skeletoncrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit was during our bike ride, it's definitely worth it , it's so si beautiful and big :) Just walk around and take pictures :)

Thank Sofiamexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning! This place is located in a beautiful neighborhood but please do not leave any valuable personal items in the car even if it's just few minutes to take pictures. My rental car was broken into from the driver side window. They stole my backpack...More

Thank jini n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we did not actually go in... we did stop to take a better look at this amazing building! The statues and gardens are simply beautiful!

Thank loriicenhour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous building. Many wedding happen here. Beautiful and serene surrounds. Take time to walk around and enjoy the peace and greenery.

1  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful and calm place! Someone was playing violin inside that added to the serenity of this place. We spent about 2-3 hours just walking and clicking pictures!

1  Thank Surbhi G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, the Palace of Fine Arts set in the Marina District adjacent to the Presidio, is a marvelous place to explore. I had the wonderful experience of enjoying a San Francisco City Guides Walking Tour on a Monday...More

2  Thank KLE2013
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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4 February 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...
27 July 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
1 February 2015|
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Response from Tigerbrad67 | Reviewed this property |
We only walked round the grounds which is free.