The current City Hall of San Francisco opened its doors in 1915, replacing the former building that was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake. The building is very similar to "Les Invalides" in Paris and is known for its large dome which is one of the largest in the world with 90 meters in height.
The interior of the City Hall impresses visitors with its sheer size. It looks like a large palace with every detail and adornment perfectly placed, making it the chosen venue for many couples getting married.
The City Hall of San Francisco has been used on various occasions as a setting for movies such as "Bedazzled", "The Wedding Planner" and "The Rock".
This historical and charming place is one of the main highlights for those getting to know San Francisco. The area is quite pleasant and is also nearby the Asian Art Museum.
In contrast to the beauty of the City Hall, it is unfortunately quite common for the area to be full of homeless people. This is the same for almost all of San Francisco.
200, Polk Street.
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm.
MUNI and BART: Civic Center Station.