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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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Address: 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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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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Beautiful architecture, especially at dusk

The Palace of Fine Arts is located in the Marina district of San Francisco and it was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and then rebuilt in 1965. We visited... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palace of Fine Arts is located in the Marina district of San Francisco and it was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and then rebuilt in 1965. We visited this place twice, once after a long walk we took all the way from Fisherman's Wharf near the Aquatic Park to the Marina Blvd before we made a left.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am just as amazed that this beauty exists in neighborhood (albeit a very pricey one). A must see both in the day and the night.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an impressive part of local history, but it probably isn't worth going out of the way to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. The architecture is amazing and has survived some serious earthquakes. The pond and palace are gorgeous!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Fine Arts is a huge structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It is impressive. It was a sunny day and the ducks and water were very beautiful. Lots of families out for a walk

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk around the grounds here is so beautiful. We were there in the morning. There are beautiful plants all around and lots of birds. It is one of those places you should go just because it is beautiful, And if your family enjoys the "we've been there!" moments when watching movies or tv, you surely don't want to miss... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This elegant piece of Architecture truly amazes even if one just decides to pass by. It has a man-made lagoon in front where we saw some ducks swimming and wading. There was also an on-going pre-nuptial picture taking when we went there. People come here to walk their dogs, have a stroll, ajog or just resting on the benches or... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a gorgeous attraction in San Francisco and the entrance is free!! The architecture of the main dome and the surrounding structures is superb and we loved strolling along the lake. It's a very popular location for wedding photography as well. Located very close to Golden Gate Bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was great when we went here. Great view and the place was so peaceful. we did a walking tour, that way you get to enjoy the little things

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time taking pictures and walking around . . What lovely architecture and picturesque gardens located in the city

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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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