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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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Address: 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
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Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a...

Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.

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Have a romantic walk

Walking around the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre during the night gives you the opportunity of see this impressive place at its best. sit in a bench near the pound to the best... read more

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Arvada, Colorado
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre during the night gives you the opportunity of see this impressive place at its best. sit in a bench near the pound to the best romantic place.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful park with lovely architecture. Take your time to negotiate the tourists picture taking and stroll by the marina. Close to the Disney museum as well..

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Winter Haven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful Greek style building set in lovely grounds We ended up visiting this place as we were visiting Chrissy Park and realized to pick up our hop on hop off tour bus we could walk through this attraction and get the bus on the other side I was amazed by the grandeur of the whole building, it was so... More 

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rocklin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hustle and bustle of San Francisco can wear on you. Everyone should take a breath and enjoy the architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts. Every angle provides a Perfect picture taking spot and it is a beautiful reminder to stop and enjoy the simple things in life.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a must see in San Francisco. Quiet and nice atmosphere, two adult swans and a baby swan in the pond (They should be famous). It doesn't long time to walk around and pretty close to the Golden Gate Bridge. Not a bad choice to come here and take a break after visited Golden Gate Bridge.

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Reykjavik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location in San Francisco and enjoy a lovely walk around the pond. Please be aware not to leave Any valuables in your car when parked behind the buildings because they will get broken into.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
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This is a delightful museum and entertainment area.designed like a complete Roman building it's quite evening and inloding with lake birds and flora.a nice place to go even if you don't visit the museum.

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Princeton, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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Really nice place to visit while in San Francisco for 30 minutes. Columns, Arches, Sculptures of Greek- Roman style with a gorgeous lake to walk around.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to enjoy with family of good architecture. Great place for a walk. Definitely recommend

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Brummie Land
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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I spent a lovely hour here, the weather was good and it wasn't too busy....I discovered this place accidentally, but well worth the visit.

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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. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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