Legion of Honor, San Francisco

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Housed inside an impressive Beaux-Arts building, Legion of Honor is the home of many works of European and Mediterranean art. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on paintings and decorative art from ancient to modern times. You can enjoy works by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, or Picasso; see Roman and Greek pieces; or admire the collection of statues, starting with Rodin’s "The Thinker" in front of the museum building. The museum also boasts one of the largest collections of works on paper in North America, and displays various special exhibits. You can opt for a self-guided audio tour, join a guided tour without any additional fees, or book a private tour by telephone or online. With our world travel planner, San Francisco attractions like Legion of Honor can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was a major disappointment. First, the parking situation is ridiculous. We had to park three blocks away and walk UPHILL in the street for most of the journey. No parking structure?? For what the...  more »
  • I stumbled upon this wonderful museum and glad I did. I walked by while hiking Lands End. My biggest concern is the cost. A very expensive museum, especially if you want to see any special exhibitions...  more »
  • It's not everyday, you get to stroll the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. But, if you have the chance, I suggest you take your rent a car or the Clement Street bus, Geary Street bus, or California St...  more »
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  • Engaging permanent collection in a beautiful neoclassical building. The Rodin rooms are particularly comprehensive, but numerous other masterworks are found in this museum. Temporary exhibitions have added plenty of variety over the years, from Japanese woodblock prints to treasures from Casanova's world. The location atop Lands End is stunning.
  • Beautiful museum with a world-class collection of art. The permanent collection features a huge variety artwork by many wonderful European artists. Audio guides are also available, providing more information on the works displayed. The Klimt-Rodin exhibition was also well worth seeing, with some of Klimt’s most wonderful pieces on display. The location is not super convenient as it’s quite far from the “centre” of San Francisco but reachable by bus. The location does however provide wonderful views, especially of the Golden Gate Bridge, and there’s a lovely viewpoint nearby which is a must-see at sunset.
  • Love this museum. The European furnished rooms and rock crystal chandelier are beautiful. The recent Casanova exhibition and audio guide was well done. The Cafe is a bit on the expensive side but is high quality.
  • We always love coming here with the kids and seeing the great art exhibits. If you are a local San Franciscan you should become a member. If you are visiting from out of town definitely stop off and see this place. We just went to the Rhodin and Klimt exhibit and it was excellent. They always have fantastic exhibits and the information they provide on the art really helps give depth to the entire experience. You can also step outside and get a great view of the San Francisco Bay.
  • It’s a beautiful museum inside and out. I’m not a huge fan of their permanent collection but I really love the special exhibits that come through here. I also love the weekend organ concerts. There are free weekends if you have a Bank of America card, first weekend of every month.
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