United Nations Plaza Street Market - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing a street market on the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. This is an open plaza, lined with stalls selling quality fresh food and other products. It is popular with both locals and visitors. The plaza has red brick paving and is lined with trees. It stands out markedly from the surrounding streets on the satellite view of the Google map of San Francisco.
United Nations Plaza Street Market - FURTHER INFORMATION
United Nations Plaza Street Market - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'United Nations Plaza Street Market' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
The market held regularly on the United Nations Plaza showcases a multitude of cultures within its fare. Stalls offering food and curios from around the world are hosted here, appropriately enough given the name, and thus turn this pedestrian walkway and access point for the BART into a vibrant and exciting market.
The United Nations Plaza was built in 1975 during the reconstruction of Market Street to coincide with the installation of a BART station. United Nations Plaza is a 2.6-acre pedestrian-only mall between Market Street to Hyde Street in San Francisco's Civic Center area. The plaza is a major central point which inter-connects several of San Francisco's public transportation services including the Muni and BART.
There is a large 'sunken pit' fountain in the plaza which is a congregational point for many of the city's homeless people and at times, the area can become unsafe.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: Market St & 7th St (5, 6, 7, 71, 71L)