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Coit Tower, San Francisco, California

 
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Distance from city center: 10.9mi
zangazanga's pictureby zangazanga History & Culture travel tip
added on the 26th of August, 2010
The most amazing sight I've ever seen. The Coit Tower, built in 1933 in memory of an eccentric rich lady, Lillie Hitchcock Coit (who left all her money to this tower) and the brave firemen of the city, is a tall white marble tower which stands on the 74 m high Telegraph Hill.

You can see it from the sea rising to the sky as a sentinel; it is a breathtaking view. And if you go to the top, you have an amazing view of San Francisco with its skyscrapers and and the sea. The most eye-catching thing about the tower are the paintings on the wall inside the building.

As I've heard, they were painted around 1933 in just 6 months and show slices of history and days of the San Francisco people. I liked mostly the depiction of the workers in a cornfield and also a man threatening someone with a gun in a busy street. You really get a glimpse in history watching all these murals on the walls; truly amazing.

Address:
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Price:
Cover charge $3.75

Opening Hours:
Daily 10am-5pm

How to get there:
Muni 39 - Coit

 
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