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“Great experience,” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balmy Alley Murals

Balmy Alley Murals
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Flavors and Murals of the Mission District of San Francisco
Ranked #107 of 528 things to do in San Francisco
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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great experience,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went here with a friend while was on a break from the conference center, short bart ride away, nice walk through some very great murals painted on houses, this alley has a feel of the neighborhood that they live in with some great art work on the walls.
its worth the trip! and there is great mexican food all around

Visited October 2013
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Visually stimulating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Mission is known for its artistic murals. However, Balmy alley is a fantastic find with the clever local art. It's amazing that it is part of people's homes, unlike some of the other murals that are part of businesses and public locations. Many of the murals have some sort of message and theme, including the gentrification of the old San Francisco neighborhoods that give it the character that they are known for.

Visited August 2013
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Shoreham, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Visually delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This one alley contains so many murals of significance, it's a must see if your in San Francisco. Beautiful, political and highly artistic.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Colorful, revolutionary, history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A short walk through a most memorable alley full of artistic murals. These are not just pretty paintings-- they tell stories of pain, struggles and revolutions. But it's not dismal in the least. It is alive with historical stories. You can just walk through to enjoy the art or go to Precita Eyes a block away on 24th Street and purchase a booklet or join a tour they offer. I recommend the tour, a least the first time. You'll want to go again. I have gone a few times as well as walked all over the area with its numerous historical murals. It's a good trip fir art lovers and those who enjoy a truly unique city experience.

Visited August 2012
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Very beautiful and interesting. We saw this when taking Dylan's Tours. I do not think we would have found it on our own.

Visited May 2013
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