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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 3 days ago

We found this area while wandering around. It is beautiful and well worth the time. We got some lovely pictures and even found a turtle enjoying the sun!

Thank Lisafromwa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After driving through cities and packed roads around San Fran this location truly is a sight to see. In the middle of houses and restaurants there's this oasis to one side of the road filled with beautiful flowers and greenery and just amazing structures! The...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You probably don't need to spend more than 25 minutes at the Palace of Fine Arts Park. It's a photo stop. But it is beautiful and serene. It's a perfect place to take a moment and relax in San Francisco! Truly beautiful scenery! And it's...More

Thank TVDad
Reviewed 1 week ago

small lake adds beauty to this place of concentric semicircles of pillars . there are ancient cut out figures with backs in the outer and faces in the inner circle. a place where you will come across many newly weds for a photo shoot out...More

Thank LudhianaGreat9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roman styled building was contructed for the World Fair, and it is quite elegent and magnificent.

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop! Saw it out the window while we were on the bus on the way back from the Golden Gate Bridge and the man sitting next to us said we had to stop and check it out. Glad we did and we had a...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 1 week ago

very tranquil, a busker playing wonderful music, evening sun, wow! a place to remember. Parking was limited at the front entrance, but we saw many people parking on the residen tial street on the opposite side. the greek mythology sculptures, urns, dome were all very...More

Thank Nithya82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong the architecture, surrounding grounds and the lake are all gorgeous but there is no ART like nothing, zero! I When I first heard about it in my mind I imagined this place to be the equivalent of Louvre or any other...More

1  Thank WarmCoffeeHubBlog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place early in the morning so it wasnt crowded at all then at around 11 am tourist buses came along so it was kind of busy. It was nice walking through the palace grounds cos of its historic architecture.

1  Thank keipinay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace of Fine Arts is a great place to take photos with a unique and beautiful background. Across the pond there are also beautiful homes that offer a nice backdrop. It's close enough to Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge that it's worth...More

Thank zyal8r808
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.