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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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One of the must-see sights of San Francisco. It's off the beaten path and parking can be troublesome, but if you're around Crissy Field enroute to the Golden Gate Bridge, you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the must-see sights of San Francisco. It's off the beaten path and parking can be troublesome, but if you're around Crissy Field enroute to the Golden Gate Bridge, you must stop and see this place. Check out of the ladies looking "into" the rotunda.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

such an amazing artwork on the architecture and every spot is beautiful shot for photos! you'll see many people there taking family portraits, wedding photos, engagement photos. definitely recommend!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could have easily missed stopping here if it were not for the Hornblower Classic Cable Car tour. It was worth the stop and the more time you have to walk around the better.

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The unique and replica of ancient building attracts many newly wed couples come here for photo shoot. A pond that actually connects the water to the SF bay and surrounded by large area lawn. Many people bring their own travel blanket here for picnic,read, napping. Beautiful homes nearby. It's a great place for me to unwind for a few hours... More 

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much there to look at. Beautiful place to take photo though. Picturesque building and landscape. No Fine Art to see. Disappointed. All that was there was some sale of comic books or something. I was expecting art.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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 6 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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Staying in Marina District

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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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