Balmy Alley Murals

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  • Address: Balmy Alley, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Family And Kids, Streets

The murals of this street were made famous in 1984, when a number of paintings were installed in response to the Nicaraguan revolution, Óscar Romero, and the Guatemalan civil war. It is generally considered to be one of the most powerful artistic political statements in the city, especially in its theme of protest against USA involvement in Central American policies. Today, the themes have further expanded to include human rights violations, gentrification and Hurricane Katrina. Painting still goes on in the alley today. The non-profit organisation Precita Eyes maintains existing murals.

How to Reach Balmy Alley Murals

  • Bus 48 stop 24th St & Harrison St

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  • Balmy Alley Murals Address: Balmy Alley, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
  • Balmy Alley Murals Timing: 24-hrs
  • Time required to visit Balmy Alley Murals: 00:30 Mins
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  • 0.7% of people who visit San Francisco include Balmy Alley Murals in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Balmy Alley Murals visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Balmy Alley Murals

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Balmy Alley Murals Reviews & Ratings

  • At the first glance this place does not appear to be the nicest of neighborhoods. However, once we were able to find a street parking spot, the area looked just okay especially when it was 10 in the morning. I really liked the artistic freedom with which some artists have tried to express themselves, even though their opinion might not be acceptable to all. This place is worth having a look if you have 15 minutes of spare time.

  • This is the loveliest little alley to walk down. The murals have so many political messages - the artworks are very thought provoking. I had some really nice chats with the artists who were working. Very nice of them sharing their method. The area around is lovely too - esp the North end of the alley which has nice little eateries.

  • Love this strip! I lived here awhile and I didn't know it had an actual name. Always gorgeous art! Fun, trippy experience! Very Bay Area 😘

  • So many meaningful murals that are purposeful in their existence, with important cultural stories. 🖤✊🏾

  • We had a good experience there. It was surprisingly clean considering the area. The street was well kept and the murals were beautiful. Great photo opportunities. We were pleasantly surprised.

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