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Balmy Alley Murals

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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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“street art” (16 reviews)
“precita eyes” (10 reviews)
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Off 24th Street, Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets., San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission District
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Balmy Alley was founded as a mural art destination in 1972. Since then, an evolving display of murals adorns almost every garage and doorway. An active street, still people stroll the alley enjoying the murals, or take guided mural tours starting at Precita Eyes Mural...More

Thank Brooke O
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

You can easily just walk through taking photos of the artwork and be impressed by the artistic merit of the murals. But take time to look at the stories behind the murals. Some are quite poignant reminders of the tough history of Latinos. I enjoyed...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed May 7, 2017

There is lots of street art in San Francisco, some that is more creative than the art here, in my opinion. However, if you enjoy street art, this is a must see. Some say the neighborhood is sketchy but I've been through MUCH worse.

Thank ThruDaLookingGlass
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Another stop along our tour, and it was lovely. He told us to hide our badges before we went down the alley for whatever the reason. Considering some of the "characters" down that alley, perhaps that was the reason. The paintings are really amazing if...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed March 6, 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
Reviewed March 2, 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...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed January 2, 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
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed December 27, 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...More

Thank Kerstin C
Reviewed December 21, 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...More

Thank LightFighter
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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 neighborhood 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
...More
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