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Palace of Fine Arts

4.6/5
679 Reviews
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Ranked No. 5 in San Francisco Can't Miss Attractions
Building by Famous Architects
Open Open on Tue-Sun,10:00am-5:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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Phone: +1-415-8861929

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A place that you can’t miss if you are in the city. it is a big place, greqt architecture and with a nice pond and a park to sit down and relax.

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Introduction

The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts was originally built to display works of art for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, but was mostly rebuilt in 1965. It is currently enjoyed by visitors for its beauty, as well as by locals for private and corporate events and weddings. The entrance to the Palace of Fine Arts is often lively; you can often see children running about and playing in the open space. The lake and surrounding trees are also home to wildlife, such as ducks, birds and raccoons. The Palace of Fine Arts is designed in the Parisian Beaux-Arts-style and the interior of the rotunda's dome is exquisitely decorated. On top of the dusky red stone pillars stand sculptures of nymphs, which are a favorite subject of many photographers. The theater to the rear at the Palace of Fine Arts is a venue that also regularly hosts many diverse stage performances.
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