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Address: Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA
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Description: A famous stretch of colorful Victorian-style house.
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Painted Ladies transport you to different age

We saw the Painted Ladies by Alamo Square in the early morning: quiet, foggy, we felt like we were transported to a different age, a bygone era. These houses are architectural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I really don't understand all the fuss about these houses! It takes about five minutes to take a look and get a good picture just so you can say "I've been there." But other than that really not worth the trip. Also, they are much smaller and pretty unimpressive looking in real life than they appear in the many photographs... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We saw the Painted Ladies by Alamo Square in the early morning: quiet, foggy, we felt like we were transported to a different age, a bygone era. These houses are architectural gems, lovingly restored and maintained. It helps to do a little homework first. We learned that the Victorian style has intricate ornamentation, Queen Anne has turrets & spires, and... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

These are so fantastic! Just like we saw on television. Very attractive and impressive to walk near them and observe them up close. Local area also has much to do and see. A fantastic photographers paradise!

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Vandalia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

am still uncertain, except to say you've been there? - a drive-by at best, unless you like ~ hhmmm? painted houses?

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You must go see these beautifully painted ladies as they overlook Alamo Park. These gorgeous homes are a wonderful thing to see.

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Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

There are so many beautiful buildings in San Francisco so I just didn't get the attraction. Yes, the houses are unique in the fact that there are 5 or so in a row, but had we not been in the vicinity, I wouldn't have made the effort of going to see them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped by because it was close to our hotel. I wasn't impressed, there are much better looking houses around the corner. I'm guessing it's an iconic piece of San Francisco history but not my favourite attraction.

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Kolkata, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

These look nice and beautiful and are a contrast to the skyline at a distance constituting skyscrapers....

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great view of the houses with the city's skyline in the background. The park is also a nice place to sit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If u like architecture then its the right park for u. If not just chilling with friends here also not bad. Bring foods, drinks and just chill under the sun

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