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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome structure right in a neighborhood. It was quirky to see house across the street from this gorgeous building.

Thank vjrsgg14
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite places to take folks who are visiting from out of town. Best times to visit are early mornings, early evenings or evenings when its all lite up. I highly recommend and i can't stress this enough, DO NOT PARK...More

Thank Lino E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gorgeous building makes you feel as though you're walking through ancient Roman ruins. The building is also lit up at night so it's also worth coming and viewing in the evening as well.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Clean and easy to find parking. Accessible for stroller. In maximum one hour it’s possible to see a lot of history architecture.

Thank Natalia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It feels very bizarre to have something of this architecture in its location. It is however a must see whilst in San Fran. Very European in style, well Greek. And nice for a walk.

Thank kirstymac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen the structure from afar and wasn’t particularly impressed. Being there is a whole different story. The columns are so tall that they remind you of the Redwoods. The embellishments are sophisticated and well placed. A beautiful setting didn’t hurt either.

Thank footinagym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no intention of visiting here but it happened to be on a tour that we attended. Wow!! We are certainly glad it stopped here. It's like you stepped back in time and are in an ancient Roman ruin. There are Roman columns sort...More

Thank OnTheRochs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the view. Took a bunch of photos of all the monuments and great scenery. Great sight seeing for tourists to visit. Looks perfect for wedding pictures or any type of professional pictures

Thank Xavier L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there as part of our tour in San Francisco. This is truely a magnificent place to walk or just seat and appreciate the beauty of arts. Lovely place for pictorial specially for pre nuptial, family or debut photos.

Thank HoneeB_35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went at night and it was so romantic. There are more activities in the day, but I was so mesmerized by its night view.

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Nearby
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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Wiselady98
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...
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marley204
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
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Emily C
2 February 2015|
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Response from Tigerbrad67 | Reviewed this property |
We only walked round the grounds which is free.
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