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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
+1 415-563-6504
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Reviewed yesterday

a must visit at night to really appreciate this place and how wonderful and romantic place it truly is at night....saw in daylight what a difference at night and omg such beauty

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed yesterday

Worth coming to see this structure, especially during the sunset time when the light is golden. Really beautiful!

Thank luisasings
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great time walking around the grounds. We were able to get some amazing pictures and really enjoy the beauty of pond and the architecture. One of the highlights of our trip and definitely work a visit.

Thank zschei44
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful time last weekend at this place. Weather was nice. Lots of photo ops spots. Whole family enjoyed. Took long walk. Will do again.

Thank Ranjithls
Reviewed 1 week ago

This must have been such a huge and wonderful structure before it was destroyed. For what was left now, one can imagine its elegance and grandeur. One can just sit around and marvel at humongous pillars and sculptures. There were also ducks that strut around...More

Thank lanaval
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit; the structure, the street, the lake are all amazing. It is highly recommended to be visited.

Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to SF so many times. Palace of Fine Arts surprises me!!!!!! So pretty and a great place for wedding pictures! It was a little windy though in early October. I also enjoyed the Ballet from Smuin!!!!!

Thank Lei W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of fine arts @ San Francisco has amazing 'Rotunda' architecture. The engraving is also very interesting. The lagoon in front renders serene look. We could spot swimming ducks and other chatting birds. The manicured lawn with ornamental seats gives a grand look. Since...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place - it is not overcrowded with tourists and you can wonder around and admire the site.

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the things that I highly recommend seeing if you are in the Bay Area. It is a very cool place to walk around and take a few pictures. I think the architecture is stupendous from many angles. Take some time and...More

1  Thank casualdiner90
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
2 February 2015|
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Response from Tigerbrad67 | Reviewed this property |
We only walked round the grounds which is free.