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The California Palace of the Legion of Honor

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The California Palace of the legion of honor is a fine arts museum which features extravagant arts collection that dates back to 4,000 years of history of ancient arts and crafts. There are special exhibitions showing ancient Mediterranean art, European and Eastern Art encompassing over 124,000 works of art. The museum building takes its inspiration from the legion of honor in France, it is an 18th century landmark that was built for a German Prince. The legion of honor building was constructed in California in 1924. The museum is open to tours Tuesday through Sunday, children aged 17 and under pay no admission.

Things to Do

  • Visitors indulge in an immersive art experience; visitors can take a self guided audio tour, or can take guided tours.
  • View the permanent collections in the museum, see a rare collection of porcelain crafts dating back to the 18th century.
  • See the ancient Egyptian priest's mummy about 2,600 years old, the walls of the exhibit has Egyptian inspired art and calligraphy.
  • See an extravagant European art collection, it includes Spanish, French, English decorative arts, paintings, porcelain, furniture, crockery and more.
  • See the largest collection of works on paper, see a rich collection of European paintings dating back to the 14th century.
  • Visit the cafe to enjoy some delicious snacks, soups, sandwiches, pastries and warm coffee .
  • The museum store sells unique merchandise, including gifts, home decor items, books, jewelry and more.
  • Children can take free art classes every Saturday, kids can enjoy art activities with their parents.

The California Palace of the Legion of honor Insider Tips

  • You can book tickets via phone.

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