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Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

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Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills".LocationThe San Francisco Chronicle defines the Chinatown, North Beach, and Telegraph Hill areas as bounded by Sacramento Street, Taylor Street, Bay Street, and the water.The neighborhood is bounded by Vallejo Street to the south, Sansome Street to the east, Francisco Street to the north and Powell Street and Columbus Avenue to the west, where the southwestern corner of Telegraph Hill overlaps with the North Beach neighborhood.
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  • Telegraph Hill is a quiet residential district, and takes its name from a telegraph traffic lights that warned about the arrival of boats in 1850. Incredible photos are obtained from this hill and there is Coit Tower, which will visit after a laborious but interesting ascent.
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  • Nice to see San Francisco and do some nice panoramic photo. The Hill, in fact, dominates the town's Californian and you understand why it was a vantage point for whale ships and because it has been used as a telegraph signal.
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  • The Telegraph Hill (or Telegraph Hill) provides a privileged view of San Francisco. From there you can get a perfect view of Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. Another also very famous tourist spot that can be seen there is Lombard Street with your steep descent in zigzag.
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