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19 Jul San Francisco City Tour – The Palace

A San Francisco city tour would not be complete without visiting the Palace of Fine Arts. Of course, there’s no royalty in residence. However, the architecture is fit for a monarchy, with a style that borrows freely from Bernini’s (1598-1680) neoclassical Saint Peter’s Square. The Palace is introduced with a lagoon, fountains, swans and a processional colonnade, in a generous welcome to visitors. The rotunda was inspired by a Piranesi engraving that featured a Roman ruin reflected in a pool. According to Bernard Maybeck, the architect who designed it in 1915, this ruin existed not for its own sake but...

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17 May San Francisco City Tours

What should I see and do when I visit San Francisco? San Francisco is both old and new, a blend of classic architecture and fresh energy, situated on a Pacific peninsula and filled with wonders to delight travelers of all sorts. The ‘City by the Bay’ is compact, yet contains many distinctive and vibrant areas within its central core. A San Francisco city tour will help orient you as well as show you a taste of many different districts. You’ll have a full day of sights and activities included, yet you’ll go away feeling ready to continue your explorations as to...

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