Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

The asphalt path around the Palace of Fine Arts will undergo maintenance from 9/20-9/22 and 9/25-9/29.

Don’t forget your camera-the iconic Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions. It’s also a popular wedding location and dazzling performance venue, as well as a wonderful place for a stroll after a visit to the Exploratorium. Admire the Greco-Roman style Rotunda and colonnades, and watch swans drift across the peaceful lagoon.

Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, this urban temple has become a San Francisco treasure, beloved by residents and visitors alike.

PFA Request for Concept Proposals

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to announce the Request for Concept Proposals for the lease of the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco. For information about this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit the links below or contact Cassandra Costello at, 415-831-2791.