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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
Marina District
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a great place to be sure. Walk about and relax. It is a must see for all. Not much to do other than walk about but it is a true beauty.

Thank ConVivo
Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture and design is amazing. It is an awesome sight to behold and we highly recommend taking the time to go see this beautiful part of SFO. The Palace of fine of arts is a great place to take pictures or if you are...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you marvel at the intricate design, architechture and lanscaping you'll know why it is called so. You will probably strain your neck looking at the ceiling and appreciate the ornate design before you. A must see for travellers and tourists!

Thank kmm8679
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to do here other than to appreciate the architecture. It is a great spot for some nice photos. The best place to take a photo is across the lake so you can take in the entirety of the dome structure. I...More

Thank Ric M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Fine Arts is a beautiful stop in San Francisco. It is definitely best to visit on a dry/sunny day. The gardens surrounding the palace are pretty and nice to walk around. The architecture is gorgeous.

Thank jessupwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my second time to visit the Palace and I still can't get enough pictures! It was still stunning as ever! Though I am wiser this time - if you are looking for a restroom and the ones within the palace is not open...More

1  Thank Warlocke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre was built for the Worlds Fair held long ago in San Francisco. It does not appear to serve much of a purpose now except for being a beautiful place to walk around outside. Being there makes you feel like...More

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late afternoon on a Sunday. The low angle sun rays made this place even more majestic. We walked along the Marina Blvd to get there and our way got to see lots of nice houses with intense Christmas decoration as well. All sorts of...More

Thank L0ve2TravelCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There wasn't much on when I visited, but this place is just beautiful to walk around the gardens and see some of the architecture. I highly recommend popping past if you want to find a nice relaxing area to visit.

Thank jmacleanhorton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to see if in the area. Pack with lots of tourist. Water pond in the middle with vary pretty architecture.

Thank Salaamus
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 Jonathan R | Reviewed this property |
If you just want to walk through the pergola and rotunda that's the centerpiece of the Palace, you can do that and take some great photos in a half-hour. If you can spare the time, it's worth it to walk around the lagoon and... 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.