San Francisco architecture tours

San Francisco architecture walks and guided tours

San Francisco architecture tours with ArtchitectoursSan Francisco is a truly unique city with many different fascinating components of architecture. The Gold Rush of 1849 made San Francisco the most populous in California. San Francisco serves as the hubbub of northern California finance and business. It´s land area, however, only encompasses less than forty seven square miles. The terrain of San Francisco is very hilly – giving rise to the fabled cable car.

These unique factors give it an original look and feel to its architecture especially in regards to the intersection of Victorian and modern architecture. Dubbed America´s ´most walkable city´ San Francisco is a perfect opportunity to see architecture in the cool bay area breeze. We offer several types of private tours, from San Francisco walking tours to more comprehensive itineraries.

San Francisco is famous worldwide for its legendary Golden Gate bridge, its infamous island jail, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower, there is however, so many more interesting architecture and attractions hidden in the ´City by the Bay.´ The SF MOMA by Mario Botta is a prime example of contemporary architecture that is able to fit right into the city. The Jewish Contemporary Museum San Francisco by Daniel Libeskind is another example of modern architecture at its finest. For a spin on prime Victorian architecture in San Francisco, visit the ¨Painted Ladies¨ near Alamo Square. Butch Kardum painted over his original Victorian-Italianate architecture with bright colors and created a unique but very San Franciscan style. A ´colorist movement´ that has permeated the entire city makes San Francisco truly unique.

On our San Francisco guided walks by architects, you will find all of this and more. We offer routes through the financial district where you can take in the large breadth of modern architecture. And lastly, walk along the Golden Gate Bridge and the presidio along with an architectural guide to point out the nuances of architecture in the San Francisco skyline. Explore the presidio and the palace of fine arts where you can literally walk through architectural evolvement as you see different stages of architecture and sprinkles of eclectic architecture that will appear nowhere else.

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