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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 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Thank Realtor_Chupco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered this place by accident as it was on our bike tour. It is a located in a very nice part of San Francisco and is quite old as it was built for the 1915 exposition in SF. The architecture is classical Greco-Roman style....More

Thank deepakgupta5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice for a quick stop. The hundred year old structure of Beaux-Arts style. Be very careful to take your valuables with your or lock them in your trunk. My laptop and passport were stolen from my car (window was smashed open) during an 8...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t in my plans when I planned for San Fran but when TripAdvisor pointed me in its direction and I saw pics I just had to go. Caught the bus there easily enough and the wife and I just adored walking around. The architecture was...More

Thank Mark G
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.