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Palace of Fine Arts

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Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1019
Phone Number: +1 415-563-6504
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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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When you visit Golden gate, see this too

It is a monument to see, the architecture and sculpture is impressive..Located not very far from Golden Gate Bridge it is a good sequel to bridge visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a monument to see, the architecture and sculpture is impressive..Located not very far from Golden Gate Bridge it is a good sequel to bridge visit.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoy sitting near it and watching people and ducks. Especially pretty at night. I recommend making a stop here if you are in the marina area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely architecture, ponds and theatre. An easy stroll from the ocean. Just takes 5 to 15 minutes to enjoy but worth the visit. Went to the annual Hip Hop dance off in the theatre....go next year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and perfect place for a romantic night walk. Everything is well lightening and not far from marina district by walk !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend to visit this landmark on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. It's very close to it. Very intricate designs! Never seen anything like this in a North American city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco CA on Nov 12 2016 in the afternoon . The architecture of this Palace is grand and very impressive . The reflection of the structures in the lake water presents a beautiful sight ! The walk around this scenic place is very relaxing . We saw couple of professional photographers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love it. Awesome structures. Can't get enough of it. I could just sit on the grass and look at it. You have to park on the street, though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was stunning. Not only are the buildings and grounds beautiful, the history behind the San Francisco World's Fair was very interesting and unusual.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very pretty place and good to take pictures. There is not much to do... just walk around and enjoy the view. But you should stop and see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing building with beautiful landscaping. Very worth the visit, and a fast & free site that is impressive.

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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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