Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
4.5
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Designed to look like a Roman ruin, this golden building is certainly a beauty to behold.
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Neighbourhood: 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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stacey1529
Randwick, Australia151 contributions
Family
Absolutely beautiful a must ! W e took our kids here and walked around looking at the gorgeous architecture and landscape
Written 1 August 2022
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MandyMC
Canterbury, UK335 contributions
We did not go inside but the gardens are amazing and definitely worth a walk around the gardens. Lots of ducks, swans, turtles, cranes …. Just beautiful.
Written 21 July 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,895 contributions
Couples
The Palace of Fine Arts is a monument constructed in 1915 for “Panama- Pacific Exposition” as work of art. It is unique combination of Greek & Roman art .
The campus is worth visiting & the views of Palace from adjacent pond are simply amazing .
The exhibition hall / visitor centre in the campus is currently used for marriage or, such functions .
Don’t forget to enjoy the views of Palace Rotunda & other wall arts …,,by sitting in the open lawns close to pond along with San Francisco pleasant climate.
Written 20 July 2022
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TinaMGonzalez
Makati, Philippines462 contributions
This place is beautiful. The lake with the ducks is so serence and relaxing, you can just sit somewhere and kill time while watching the ducks. You can walk your furry pets around here, be sure to pick up after them. You can also have photo shoots especially pre-nups since the structures are so nice here. My niece had her civil wedding here as well.
Written 14 July 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,247 contributions
This absolutely beautiful structure is done in Beaux-Arts style architecture that was popular in the early 1800s, meaning there are a lot of both french and baroque influences making it super ornate and stunning to look at, every detail is a marvel. There are Grecian women looking over the edge "into" the theater, greek urns on the ledges, latticework in the rotunda, stunning columns in a russet red color, shell and floral stonework at the top of the pillars; everywhere you look there is something more to see. If you love architecture you should allow at least an hour to see this stunning sight.
Written 5 June 2022
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Lisa S
5 contributions
This is such a beautiful place to walk around and take photos. Many people were getting wedding and graduation photos taken while I was there. The architecture, plants and wildlife are wonderful. Great place for a stroll or just to sit on the grassy side and read or people watch.
Written 3 May 2022
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Rodrigo V
Guadalajara, Mexico377 contributions
Get there in one of the electric scooters or rental bikes and spend a good hour taking pictures ands strolling in this gorgeous location.
Written 11 April 2022
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO639 contributions
This place is amazing looking and has incredibly architecture. You can get a pretty good look at the area around the palace. It COULD be a potentially peaceful spot to sit and enjoy nature, but my visit was interrupted by the constant flow of Instagram and Tik Tok "influencers" who are more interested in their clout than preserving the peace/harmony of the area. I'm guessing this is a pretty normal thing for San Francisco though, so maybe locals are more used to it than I am.
Written 20 March 2022
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Kevin B
Denver, CO523 contributions
Solo
Definitely worth the stop. Spectacular architecture when you see it up close. Impressed with how big and ornate the structures were.
Written 19 March 2022
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Susan8467
West Chester, OH33 contributions
We visited here 30 years ago when we got engaged in SF and so glad we chose to stop here again with our kids in their mid-20's. The architecture, water features and more are just breath-taking and make for amazing photos!! It was nice to see an area of SF that felt relatively safe and was clean - sadly unlike so much of the SF area anymore. Parking can be challenging, but if you are patient, you will find one and it is so worth spending up to an hour here - especially if you luck out with beautiful weather like we did.
Written 9 January 2022
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