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San Francisco - Castro, center of the gay and homosexual community

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Castro District of San Francisco in California

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San Francisco It has always been a city synonymous with modernity. In addition to becoming in the 60s of the last century a symbol of Hippie movement, in that decade and in the 70's one of its districts, Castro, became the one great center of the homosexual community.

Located in the so-called Eureka Valley, at Castro district You can get there from downtown Downtown San Francisco, going up Market Street, in the direction of the hill where the Twin Peaks viewpoint is. At the foot of this hill, this district is clearly recognizable by the profusion of multicolored flags representative of the gay and homosexual community.

Specifically, the most famous area in the district Castro It is located around the commercial area of ​​Castro Street, between Market Street and 19th Street. The Castro district shows us large avenues with low houses in a clearly European style, so that we can have the feeling of being in the area Residential of a British city.

See Castro district on the map of San Francisco

More information and photos of Castro district, center of the gay community in San Francisco (English)


Castro, center of the San Francisco gay community


Castro district street in San Francisco


Theater in the Castro district of San Francisco


Flags of the gay community in Castro, San Francisco

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