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Visiter Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid

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This is the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco:  it is 260 m high, with an illuminated hollow arrow of 64 m....

Visiter Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero Center

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This large ensemble was designed by John Portman and the construction was completed in 1982 after 10 years of work....

Visiter Jackson Square Historic District

Jackson Square Historic District

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This neighborhood has resisted both the earthquake and fire of 1906 so you can still encounter vintage brick buildings....

Visiter Ferry Building

Ferry Building

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It was built between 1892 and 1898 by A. Page Brown; the design of the 71-m clock tower is after the Giralda bell tower...

Visiter Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

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The museum was created in 1935 but has been housed in this building since 1995; it was constructed based on designs by...

Visiter Union Square

Union Square

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The name of the square, also found in other cities of the United States, is due to the many demonstrations in favor of...

Visiter China Town Gateway

China Town Gateway

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This monumental entrance to China Town was built in 1970 based on designs by Clayton Lee plans, who drew inspiration...

Visiter Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

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It was built from 1928 to 1964 based on designs by Lewis P. Hobart, who was inspired by Notre Dame de Paris;...

Visiter Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

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This rock was discovered in 1775 by a Spanish sailor who named it " Isla de las Alcatraces " (pelicans). Because of its...

Visiter Lombard Street

Lombard Street

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When you get to that spot, the slope of Russian Hill is 27 %.  It was necessary, therefore, to carefully design many...

Visiter Coit Tower

Coit Tower

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Thanks to donations by Lillie Coit, the city was able to build this 64-m tower atop Telegraph Hill in 1933....

Visiter Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

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This pavilion was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and it is one of the few buildings that...

Visiter Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

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It was built between 1933 and 1937 because there a need for it: the city was becoming more prosperous so it was...

Visiter City Hall

City Hall

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This magnificent city hotel was built in 1915 for the Panama- Pacific International Exposition based on designs by...

Visiter Alamo Square

Alamo Square

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Like all other parks in San Francisco, it provides games for children and a tennis court. What makes it unique is that...

Visiter Castro Theater

Castro Theater

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This cinema with 1,500 seats was built in 1922; the style of the facade is Spanish Colonial Baroque....

Visiter Castro Street

Castro Street

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Around 1950, many families moved from this neighborhood to the suburbs, rents therefore went down and many young peop...

Visiter Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

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It was put together in 1894 on the occasion of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition., Makoto Hagiwara, ...

Visiter California Palace of the Legion of Honor

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

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Alma Brettenville, Spreckels’ wife had this palace built in 1920 by George Applegarth using the Palace of the Legion of...

Visiter Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo History Museum

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The banking and transportation company founded in 1852 by Henry Wells and William Fargo contributed to the development...

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