Tour the Murals of the Mission

May 15, 2018
Category: San Francisco Attractions

The Murals of the Mission District in San Francisco stand to preserve the artistic culture of graffiti and the influence it has on humankind. The Mission District is renowned for the wide array of murals that paint the city in a fantastic array of images. There are hundreds of murals on all sorts of buildings in this district, most of which were created to protest injustice. This freeform style of art allows artists to “speak” freely about social and political issues, while bringing awareness of these issues to the public. This existence of these murals and what they stand for turn the district into a living, breathing work of art, making the Murals of the Mission the perfect place to visit to understand the culture of artwork in San Francisco.

About the Murals of the Mission

The history of the Mission District and of the murals it houses are both deeply tied to forms of protest. The Mission District murals were inspired by the Chicano Art Mural Movement in the 1970’s, with some of the earliest murals appearing in the 1970’s; they were created to speak out against social inequality. Many of these murals were created to preserve the memories of those who were key figures in providing equality, and the creation of murals is a tradition that continues to this day.

The Murals of the Mission are located all throughout the Mission District; to locate them, all you need to do is take a stroll through the city. There are some streets which contain more renowned murals, such as Balmy Street. This is the street where the murals first began to appear. Other popular streets include: Clarion Alley, 18th street, and 24th street. One of the highlights of exploring these murals is that there is no admission fee; the city is its own museum.

The mission district area is considered to be a fun, friendly, and festive place to visit. Located in East-central San Francisco, this district offers many exciting things to do and an endless amount of sights to see, making it the perfect place to visit.

If you’re looking for a hotel in San Francisco to stay at while exploring the Murals of the Mission, the Travel Inn San Francisco is an excellent choice. This San Francisco Hotel provides guest amenities and friendly customer service, as well as the lowest rates available when you book your stay directly online.

Stay at Travel Inn San Francisco

Enjoy your stay at Travel Inn San Francisco while strolling along the streets with the Murals of the Mission. Conveniently located within 15-minutes of the inn, the Travel Inn San Francisco offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: