San Francisco’s Classic Architecture is a Sight for Sore Eyes

The Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Photo by Emmanuél Appiah on Unsplash

Fans of contemporary architecture will never run out of places to explore in San Francisco, but what if you prefer buildings with a classic feel? Even if that’s the case, California’s Golden City won’t leave you disappointed, especially if you decide to visit these three spots.

Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor houses the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and it will take your breath away before you step inside. This marvelous building overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and its classical Ionic columns will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Ancient Greece.

The Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts is the best example of the Greco-Roman style in all of San Francisco. It was built around a small lagoon, and the main idea behind it was to evoke the decaying ruins of ancient Rome with its rotunda and colonnades, surrounded by water from all sides.

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral is San Francisco’s most imposing Gothic church, and its exterior isn’t the only thing that makes it special. Make sure to step inside during your visit, and admire its stained glass windows, mosaics, two labyrinths, and a stunning altarpiece.