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Colorful scenes line a block-long alley affectionately known as Balmy Alley Murals. The first murals popped up in 1972, and the collection expanded throughout the 1980s as part of a foundation-funded project with emphasis on Central American cultures. The colorful illustrations depict a number of social and political issues, including human rights outrage, gentrification, the Nicaraguan revolution, the Guatemalan civil war, and Hurricane Katrina; scenes are always changing. Walk the alley on your own or with a local touring company. Nearby you'll also find many restaurants and stores. Add Balmy Alley Murals to your San Francisco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Francisco trip builder tool.
Balmy Alley Murals reviews
We made a walk through the Mission District and saw the most famous mural alleys, like this one. While Clarion is the most impressive, Balmy is not bad at all either. Sometimes you see small groups...
We made a walk through the Mission District and saw the most famous mural alleys, like this one. While Clarion is the most impressive, Balmy is not bad at all either. Sometimes you see small groups... more »
We walked in the famous Balmy alley in Mission district. We were amazed by the wonderful and colourful murals, which allow talented artists to express themselves regarding over human rights and...
We walked in the famous Balmy alley in Mission district. We were amazed by the wonderful and colourful murals, which allow talented artists to express themselves regarding over human rights and... more »
Beautiful murals! Loved the colors and variety of artwork. Beautiful flowers and plants the whole way, too. Great small walk through short alley for our whole family.
Beautiful!! Can only enter in from the East (I think) it's a one way very small road. It would be better to walk it, so you can really take in the murals. It's in such a cute area too! **If you liked this review or thought it was helpful, give it a thumbs up. 👍thanks!
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