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Balmy Alley Murals

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Mission District
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Address: Off 24th Street, Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets., San Francisco, CA 94110
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Flavors and Murals of the Mission District of San Francisco
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Beautiful painting walls

A beautiful street in the 24 th street, with many original walk paintings Need to be seen and known by tourists

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful street in the 24 th street, with many original walk paintings Need to be seen and known by tourists

Thank corinnecohen92
Renton, Washington
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Seeing these murals was one of the highlights of my trip! I absolutely loved the fresh art that lined the alley. We were able to get some cool pictures and they were not busy at all. We went in the morning, I don't know how safe it would be at night.

Thank Heather W
New York City, New York
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Not as spectacular as the Bushwick murals in Brooklyn, or the Lower East Side murals in Manhattan (both in New York), but pretty fair. We visited Christmas Day, and took tons of photos. Quite enjoyable.

Thank R S
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1,666 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The officially sanctioned illiterate scriblings of who knows. Pretty generic stuff. Yes. Good for them.

Thank Alzor S
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was a true pleasure! It was a colorful sensation mixed with talent and social issues. If you go to the store Precita Eyes they have a map showing all of the murals in the Mission District. If you want to see them all you could easily spend hours perusing the streets of the Mission. My teen was more interested... More 

Thank Kerstin C
Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love street art - and seek it out on our travels all over the world. I enjoy the fact that it provides a venue for expression open to anyone and that many people find it a useful place to express strong political beliefs, celebrate the beauty of life, highlight historical moments or illustrate a painful life or community event.... More 

Thank LightFighter
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Balmy Alley is one of many art-filled alleys off 24th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. While you're here, be sure to check out Lilac, Orange & Lucky Alleys as well. Also, stop by Precita Eyes to learn more & to get a mural tour.

Thank TerraBethia
Sonora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

San Francisco is a collection of many different cultures and neighborhoods -- none is as cool as the Mission District in so many ways. Besides the food, the artists here which are expressed in murals thorough the district are best represented here in this little alley -- made famous during the Reagan administration and El Salvador / Nicarauguan political/war struggles.... More 

Thank William F
Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

What a great location to stroll and enjoy a cup of coffee while observing the eclectic assortment of GREAT street art - some by very talented artists. The walkway is paved with pavers making it an easy stroll. There are all types of food establishments in the nearby area, as well as an assortment of coffee shops, too. Very enjoyable... More 

Thank hutchss
Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great artwork on the walls. Definitely worth going too versus pier 39 and the tourist spots. Short walk to mission street.

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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