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There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Civic Center Plaza is beautiful. There are art exhibits and a playground. Easy to walk or sit. Close to the Orpheum, Davies Symphony Hall, Opera House and great restaurants.

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great architecture, but what you may look from the park in outside, it will be a small part of you are going to see inside. Obviously, you will find supervision at the entrance, but they will ask for few time only. If you will be...More

Thank Eugenio O
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The homeless situation continues but now it's more pleasant. The homeless get to bath, use a toilet, and are feed prior to going out to get some sun at Civic Center. Those mentally ill, you'll find fireman, policemen, and ambulances helping them along with mental...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This big open square has a couple of grant beaux arts buildings, the superb City Hall and the excellent Asian Art Museum (formerly the library). Nearby are the symphony hall and opera house. The square itself has been re-designed many times, but they just can't...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Here's another building for the architecture nerd tour. Classical architecture, the Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It was so striking we just stood and looked at it.

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 14 February 2018

While going around the city of San Francisco we passed by the Civic Centre and liked its impressive architecture. Wished we had time to go inside and admire its rotunda.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Walked around the Civic center and the United Nations Plaza and enjoyed the atmosphere and views all around. The statue of Simon Bolivar is very pretty.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely impressive building. Gorgeous architecture with its golden dome top. Stands tall and commands attention from every angle however the homeless ruin the scene by being strewn around the lawn and between the trees.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Stop by a view for the architecture. Inside and out you will find something interesting. The Plaza outside is open space to enjoy the sun and a hot dog if you are there around lunch time.

Thank wavcpa
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a good spot located in downtown San Francisco which offers good picture taking and just hanging out.

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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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