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Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco Attractions

The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco is located in the Marina District and is home to many artistic and cultural events throughout the year. Originally constructed for a temporary art exhibition, the recoginzable monumental structure was so popular that it was torn down and rebuilt with an intention of permanancy.

The orginal design was done by Bernard Maybeck who was inspired by the classic architecture of the Romans and Greeks. Since its inception, the Palace of Fine Arts has been home to many installations, diplomatic gatherings and cultural attractions. Today, you can see a concert in the theater, or stroll around the grounds.

Find full details on hours and events at and put this on your to-do list for your next visit to San Francisco.

Public Transit Directions (about 35 minutes):
Exit Metro Hotel and head left on Divisadero Street, at Oak Street turn left, after 5 blocks catch the MUNI route 43 at Masonic Ave. & Oak St. heading north towards the Golden Gate Bridge, depart at Lombard St. & Lyon St., once back on foot head north on Lyon St. towards the water, Lyons turns right at Francisco St., take a left and walk along Richardson Ave. until Lyon Street appears again on the right, follow a short distance to the Palace of Fine Arts.

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