San Francisco’s Most Photogenic Stairs
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project in the Inner Sunset is a reflection of the city’s creative spirit. Artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher led the initiative to cover a stairway in mosaics inspired by the Santa Teresa Steps in Rio de Janeiro. With the help of neighbors, they transformed the risers of 163 steps into a swirl of colored tiles depicting the union of the sea and sky. To climb the masterpiece, head to Moraga Street between 15th and 16th avenues. As beautiful as the steps are, don’t forget to admire the carefully maintained flora flanking the stairway. At the top you’ll arrive at the aptly named Grand View Park.
By Lara Takenaga, AFAR Contributor
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Admiring a Hidden Masterpiece in the Sunset
These mosaic steps are not only a beautiful work of art, but provide a stunning view of the Sunset district on a clear day.
Cool mosaic stairs at 16th avenue
Here are some cool and fun places to explore all around San Francisco including the cool mosaic stairs at 16th avenue. Many of them only locals know,but a few are favorites that they also like to see on occasion
16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
Sun - Sat 9am - 7pm