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Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7 Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill.
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to just go for a wander, though take stout shoes - the hills are a bit steep! Lovely mix of architecture styles, some really nice properties about. Of particular interest to us was the entrance to Macondray Lane on Taylor Street - which...More

Thank Graham T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I lived here in the late 70's and it was a great place to call home. The location was convenient to great restaurants, cafes, bars, and food shops. Walking up and down the hill kept me in shape. The architecture is interesting and one can...More

Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Not the easiest area to get to as it is way up the hill and not well served by public transit, except by the jammed cable cars. Lots of beautiful buildings and great views. Charming.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A really stylish part of San Francisco and a great part of the city to visit or to base yourself Smashing views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself almost at every turn. It was also my favourite part of the city to eat...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great view of SF right by Lombard Street. Not too crowded and very nice when its a sunny day. It's a normal park.

Thank David R
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Omg talk about steep. Russian Gil has got to be the steepest hill around cannot believe they built on this hill, but what a view when you get to the top

Thank 1sgdavo
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to walk in this area of San Francisco without hearing the native Russian speakers conversing. Not sure why this is the place so many chose to live, but a nice neighborhood to stroll and nice to see the immigrant experience as part of this...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking up here. Lovely seeing all the houses. A beautiful area. Great views wherever you look

Thank Ali G
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Famous San Francisco lambert st. Not much to say about other than lots of people, taking pictures and making memories

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I wish I actually walked around this wonderful neighbourhood, but due to time constraints we went by car. It was was still cool to see the great neighbourhood, its clean pretty and worth a trip.

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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