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Palace of Fine Arts

676 Reviews
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Closed Open on Tue-Sun,10:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: +1-415-8861929

What people are saying:

I took the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Academy of Arts while my family was on vacation here. It really is a very special place. The Diego Rivera frescoes are the most famous attractions, the building itself is amazing, a symphony orchestra is under construction, not to mention the main trances are worth a visit!

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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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