Throwback: Palace of Fine Arts

There are travel albums in my hard drive that I enjoy revisiting—some for the memorable stories behind them, and others for the views or architecture. One place that fits the latter is San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, where my uncle took me last year.

Located in the Marina District of San Francisco, the Palace of Fine Arts is a Roman-themed monumental structure built by architect Bernard R. Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It’s one of the few surviving structures from the exhibit, and the only one still located on its original site.


These days, the Palace is a tourist attraction, a popular location for art exhibits, and a venue for weddings and photo shoots.

What travel spots are etched in your memory?

Palace of Fine Arts is located at 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, California USA 94123

February 19, 2015