Palace of Fine Arts


location: 3601 Lyon St & Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123

The Palace of Fine Arts is a beautiful monumental structure located in the northern part of San Francisco. At night, the palace is beautifully lit creating a romantic ambiance. The palace reflects off the manmade lagoon like a  mirror. It gets a bit chilly at night in the area, so coats are recommended. Street parking is never too hard to find in the area and their is no admission cost. It’s nice to just walk around the structure and take beautiful pictures. The Palace of Fine Arts was created by American architect Bernard Ralph Maybeck. It was originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition.  Most of the other exhibition structures were demolished however, the Palace was preserved. Due to its unstable structure at the time, the Palace was demolished in 1964 and then rebuilt in 1965 and is is now one of the most photographed destinations in SF.