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Alamo Square

Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #74 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really nice little park in the middle of the city with great views of the painted ladies and the city. It's a bit of a climb, but worth it.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the Painted Ladies had as estate sale so we got to see the inside of it. It was so interesting. The view is spectacular. What a great park.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As another reviewer says some Of the painted ladies are under renovation at the moment (and one or two could do with the same treatment). Well worth a visit as it is pretty and with great views assuming it isn't foggy and there is a nice park to stroll and sit. It's well worth an hour of your time of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took a bus 21 to Alamo Square to see the Painted Ladies. However, the houses were under renovation. The view of the city from atop of Alamo Square is pretty good. There were people bringing their dogs to the park for a picnic. A good place to relax but may be rowdy depends on the crowds.

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visit this park if not just to see the painted ladies surrounding, but to walk the many streets around it. Alamo square is an entire historic district, and painted ladies are everywhere for your viewing pleasure. The park itself is also very dog friendly, with an off leash section.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This park is very picturesque as it shows Victorian San Fran with the modern city scape in the background. The only disappointment was that 2 of the houses on Postcard Row were being renovated so we didn't get very good pics.

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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped here to see the painted ladies, aka the Full House houses. We were a little disappointed that many of them were being painted or undergoing construction, but we got some photos nonetheless. The park itself is a nice place for a walk or picnic, and there are (old, but serviceable) public restrooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

There are only six houses with the same structure, certainly I expected see at least the whole street full with the named too, Painted Ladies, and in this moment two of them stay in repair. If you plan visit it, better come in a later occasion

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

At the city end of the Square is Steiner Street with its famous row of well groomed Victorian Houses pictured on postcards sold all over San Francisco. Apparently these residences last changed hands for 7 digits worth of dollars. I guess checking out this classy real estate is mainly for students of architectural history, for the detail in their painting... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Go to see the Painted Ladies. But wait a little while (this is written mid June 2014) since a couple of the houses were wrapped in scaffolding when I went. It’s worth the postcard photo op. One of these times I’ll go at dusk for a better perspective.

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