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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Jardín de esculturas y Galería de arte
Washington Square West, Filadelfia
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    Los expertos de visitPA y Visit Philly recomiendan este lugar
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    The N Crowd
    "beautiful murals (mural)"(2 Tips)
    Miko -.
    "Great place to enjoy a lunch while admiring great mosaic art (mosaico)!"(19 Tips)
    Kristen S.
    "Tour (excursiones) the Magic"(2 Tips)
    Bryan N.
    "great museum (museo)"(2 Tips)
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  • Jess K.heart icon on user image
    Jess KellyJunio 20, 2016
    I loved this place, it's like nowhere I've ever been. So many painfully photogenic nooks and crannies to discover. Find his other works scattered around the south Philly neighbourhood.
  • Ricardo S.heart icon on user image
    Ricardo SalazarOctubre 8, 2015
    The artist really took his thoughts and displayed them so that everyone could admire them, I hope he realizes that his masterpiece has come to live and that with each visit something new is discovered
    Votación a favor hace Aug 11
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CasperJulio 20, 2016
    Such a fun and unique space of awesome urban art!!! $10 entry, but worth it - cost helps keep the place in tact and looking super cool
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaAgosto 7, 2014
    This is a unique art installation more than a garden. On Wednesdays they have free wine and snacks. Overall a must do, at least once.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SoMarzo 24, 2014
    Try to catch one of the short presentations (or at least talk to a guide). Knowing a bit about the artist's story gave me a whole new appreciation and understanding of the art.
  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardensheart icon on user image
    Stop in around 2:00 PM every day (and 4:00 PM on Fridays!) to listen in on one of our "Mosaic Musings!" Also, make sure to check our calendar for early closings when planning a visit.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithSeptiembre 1, 2018
    Very cool place to walk through but also check out the website to find the locations of public installations throughout the city. Isaiah’s work pops up in a bunch of nearby places.
  • Stoupons
    StouponsFebrero 26, 2012
    All jokes aside the Gardens do a great job summing up a lot of the culture in Philly. Some things in that garden that are literally unbelievable. As in I can't find words to describe it on here.
  • Studense ..
    Studense .comFebrero 26, 2012
    All jokes aside the Gardens do a great job summing up a lot of the culture in Philly. Some things in that garden that are literally unbelievable. As in I can't find words to describe it on here.
  • JPheart icon on user image
    JPMayo 9, 2015
    A testament to creativity and a hidden gem in the heart of Philly. come on a nice sunny day and relax
  • uSell
    uSellAgosto 24, 2011
    Countless pieces of shattered mirror, bottles and more come together to compose beautiful works of art. Admission is $5 and don’t plan to go to the outdoor garden in the winter, it may be iced over.
  • visitPA
    visitPAOctubre 31, 2011
    What else can you say about Isaiah Zagar? He's a magic (gardens) man. The fun, funky Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery & a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture.
  • Bryan N.
    Bryan NyeJulio 31, 2013
    This was a great museum and different from most other things that you'll see around Philly. So creative and worth the visit! Enjoy!
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Beautiful little hidden gem in Center City. A great place to kill an hour or two. Go during the golden hour for the best pictures.
  • Boyos B.heart icon on user image
    It's a cool place to wander around and get lost for a while. Amazing artwork and mosaics.
  • Marilyn K.
    Marilyn KermitJunio 19, 2014
    After visiting, remember to stroll around the neighborhood to see other examples of mosaic work done by the artist and students using his "style."
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyFebrero 9, 2012
    Ha estado aquí más de 5 veces
    It may only be a 3,000-square-foot plot of urban land, but there's a lot to see. Reclaimed trash mosaics, mirror and tiles make this one hidden gem.
  • David B.
    David BouchardNoviembre 25, 2015
    This place is fantastic. Feel free to touch everything in here if you're blind, despite what the signs might say. After all, you can't read them anyway, right?
  • Allie I.
    Allie IlaganEnero 30, 2012
    Explore Isiah Zagar's magical art space that seems to transform every time we visit. Admission is just a fiver, but you can support this local treasure by joining as an annual member, for just $25.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJunio 16, 2011
    Did you know? Mosaic art has been around for thousands of years. As early as the 4th century BC, elaborate mosaic floors were features in many Ancient Greek homes. Leer más
  • Shannon Z.heart icon on user image
    Shannon ZuckerDiciembre 24, 2014
    Very pretty to walk through, there is an inside and an outside area as well as artwork spread through the town.
  • Andrea F.heart icon on user image
    Andrea FrankAgosto 3, 2015
    Beautiful and unique place to visit for an hour and get some great photos. $5 for students!
  • Tanya
    TanyaMarzo 27, 2013
    The "hidden gem" that locals rave about. Kids will be impressed and adults will instantly feel like kids. Loved it!
  • Karim B.
    Karim BacchusJunio 25, 2013
    Awesome place to spend an afternoon. Bring a camera! Great place to bring a date and walk around!
  • Rachel O.heart icon on user image
    Rachel OrrMarzo 9, 2014
    Will come here again. Amazing artwork an installation. Have never seen anything like it!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAgosto 9, 2014
    Make sure you climb every staircase, walk every path, explore every nook, and go to the bathroom. Quite the whimsical display of art.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeEnero 5, 2011
    Be sure to have your camera ready. Everything, including the washrooms are decorated. When finished, cruise South street to see more of his work being adorned on storefronts.
  • Aashima K.heart icon on user image
    Aashima KapoorSeptiembre 19, 2018
    Incredible living museum. Bring a sketch pad or a book and go during off peak hours.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OsborneOctubre 1, 2018
    The clue is in the name, this place is indeed magical.
  • Toad M.heart icon on user image
    Toad MushroomAbril 13, 2014
    interesting but i would not consider this a must-see because he has murals all around the neighborhood that are pretty amazing.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LaskeyAgosto 11, 2014
    Attend a fundraiser for a $5 party in a truly magical place. If you cash in your drink ticket, though, watch out for sharp edges and low ceilings
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamFebrero 27, 2014
    Philly’s “Magic Gardens” are South Street’s amazing walk-through mosaics designed by Isaiah Zagar.
  • Amy C.heart icon on user image
    Amy CoatesAgosto 21, 2016
    Have a chat with the artist Isaiah if you see him! Incredible story and man.
  • A S.heart icon on user image
    A SNoviembre 30, 2015
    So quirky yet beautiful, every corner you turn, you see a different work of art.
  • Michael Seymour B.heart icon on user image
    Put this place on your list if you're in Philly. Totally worth visiting.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebrero 18, 2013
    Tour the Magic Gardens, a stunning collection of mosaic art by local artist Isaiah Zagar.
  • Mickey O.heart icon on user image
    Mickey O'HareOctubre 8, 2013
    Ha estado aquí más de 5 veces
    Walk all over the neighborhood's streets and hidden alleys. You will spot the mosaic art just about EVERYWHERE!
  • Kelly M.heart icon on user image
    Kelly MurphyFebrero 17, 2017
    The scenery is stunning, some great photo ops :)
  • Nina
    NinaOctubre 18, 2012
    Lived in Philly for almost ten years, and just finally got around to visiting. Can't believe I was missing out on this for so long!
  • IrmaZandl T.heart icon on user image
    This is my #1 favorite thing to see in Philly
  • The N Crowd
    The N CrowdNoviembre 24, 2011
    If you don't check out the beautiful murals here, then you are missing a hidden gem in Philadelphia.
  • Kalley H.heart icon on user image
    Kalley HuddlestonJulio 9, 2015
    It was very pretty. If it's sunny the glass starts to shine. It's smaller than it looks to take your time!!!
  • Ru C.
    Ru ChungOctubre 18, 2014
    Great exploration of art as part of living.
  • Rachel W.heart icon on user image
    Rachel WhinneryMayo 31, 2015
    Don't miss it. Awe-inspiring. There's a reason "magic" is in its name.
  • Nick
    NickMayo 26, 2014
    Great site to visit on south street!!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PetrilAgosto 6, 2010
    It's an absolute wonderland of art, passion, and determination. I can't wait to go back. Their website http://www.phillymagicgardens.org/
  • Caitlin L.heart icon on user image
    Caitlin LJunio 23, 2016
    Definitely worth it.
  • Danyell
    DanyellJulio 5, 2010
    Make sure you take the time to really explore this place. There are so many great little details, look at everything and take lots of pictures.
  • Valeria S.heart icon on user image
    Valeria SquillanteJulio 16, 2017
    Bellissimo! Assolutamente da visitare
  • Gilberto P.
    Gilberto PastranaAgosto 6, 2013
    Eclectic glass, haphazard paths, and ornate mosaics. One can do worse in an afternoon...
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