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Russian Hill

The Russian hill is known as the last rest of the fur traders from a Russian fort north of San Francisco.

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The Russian hill is known as the last rest of the fur traders from a Russian fort north of San Francisco to discover Russian tombstones in the 1800s. Lombard Street is the location of "the world's most crooked street," with several highly gorgeous stairs (parts of Vallejo and Green Streets, for example). From the Bay Bridge, the view extends to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. The parks of Alice Marble and Ina Coolbrith offer a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the views. The Chestnut Street Art Institute houses a controversial artwork by Diego Rivera in San Francisco. The Spanish colonial style of the Institute goes back to 1926. Macondry Lane on Russian Hill inspired Armistead Maupin's famous Tales of the City series. Area villas are among the most interesting, and many offer breathtaking views. There are also several restaurants and wonderful shopping opportunities in Russian Hill.
 
The Russian hill is known as the last rest of the fur traders from a Russian fort north of San Francisco to discover Russian tombstones in the 1800s. Lombard Street is the location of "the world's most crooked street," with many highly gorgeous stairs (parts of Vallejo and Green Streets, for example). From the Bay Bridge, the view extends to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. Alice Marble and Ina Coolbrith Parks are inviting places for relaxing and enjoying the views. The Chestnut Street Art Institute houses a controversial artwork by Diego Rivera in San Francisco. The Spanish colonial style of the Institute goes back to 1926. Macondry Lane on Russian Hill inspired Armistead Maupin's famous Tales of the City series. Area villas are among the most interesting, and many offer breathtaking views. There are also several restaurants and wonderful shopping opportunities in Russian Hill.
 
Russian Hill is a high-end San Francisco neighborhood in California. It is named after one of the 44 hills of San Francisco and one of its original Seven Hills. Russan Hill lies north (and somewhat downhill) from Nob Hill to Fisherman's Wharf to the south (uphill) and west of the neighborhood of North Beach. The Hill is flanked on the west by parts of the Cow Hollow and the Marina Districts neighborhoods.

Ghirardelli Square is located at the northern end of the hill, along the banks of San Francisco Bay, Aquatic Park, and Fisherman's Wharf, a popular tourist destination. A journey along Lombard Street and over Columbus Avenue eastward leads to the North Beach area. Cow Hollow and the Marina areas lie down the hill to the west, past Van Ness Avenue.
 
The neighborhood is mainly renowned for Lombard Street, the Russian Hill one-way street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, where the route has eight abrupt curves (or switchbacks) that have distinguished the street as the most crooked road in the world. The switchbacks, first proposed by the owner Carl Henry and completed in 1922, were designed to reduce the hill's natural grade to 27%, which was too high for most cars to climb as one of the city's most visited tourist attractions, this area of the district is often congested with tourists. Tourists also visit the Hyde Street cable car, which is lined with restaurants and stores.
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