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Palace of Fine Arts

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Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1019
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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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Must do for great pictures

This is a must visit place just to take some lovely wedding or couples pictures on the outdoor gardens. The place has nothing exciting except the amazing view that is a must do.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a must visit place just to take some lovely wedding or couples pictures on the outdoor gardens. The place has nothing exciting except the amazing view that is a must do.

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Beautiful large architecture. Peaceful place to spend the evening. Place for good photography. Location for a couple of famous bollywood movies, so a must see for Bollywood fans. :)

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sites around San Fran are beautiful.... Come here at night and view the surroundings of a fantastic countryside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An incredible view in the middle of residential area. The setting was picturesque. While off the beaten path worth the detour. Some of the best pictures of my San Francisco trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just look at the outside of this magnificent place, it;s jaw dropping! Right? So go and experience something scared inside and out!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the story behind this building. The tour guide explained how this building came aboutique. The building is wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a California re-imagining of the Pantheon in Rome, which was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa (2nd-hand man to Octavian/Augustus). I admire the Romans because I love their ruins. This is as close as you get in San Francisco, a city named after an Italian saint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole reason for my little trip to SF was to visit this place and see it in person. Amazing! We went a little late in the afternoon so we caught the sight of it being lit up at night. Gorgeous views and very relaxing to walk through with a special someone ~ Highly Recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped off here while riding to the golden gate bridge. it is so tranquil and beautiful here. the structure is awe inspiring! spent about 20 minutes walking around the grounds and had a nice time. not much else to do there though, so i would recommend it as a stop on your trip to somewhere else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely venue for picture taking. Although the weather was not the greatest the day we were there, we still managed to get some magnificent photographs. It was definitely worth the walk and visit.

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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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