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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
+1 215-733-0390
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and large outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, view PMG's ever changing exhibitions in two indoor galleries.
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed visiting the Magic Gardens, it is an artists heaven. I would definitely recommend to purchase entrance tickets a few days in advance as they have limited access.

Thank Ingrida619
Reviewed yesterday

This is a fun place to visit! Great for everyone! They offer a scavenger hunt for children to find objects in the walls which is fun for them!

Thank vicki_lu2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So sooo beautiful. The artist has written tiny little passages in secret little places. Keep an eye out in the first courtyard area ;) The mosaics and glass are dreamy to walk through with gorgeous detail everywhere

Thank Bishl012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot for pictures! A visual delight! Reminded me of Park Guell area in Barcelona. You can enjoy from the street level or pay to go through the small museum. Admission was $10. $8 for students with ID.

Thank huntjump
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the South Street - an artist suffering from depression turned a junk yard into a whimsical garden of mosaic! It's pretty small but you can definitely kill good hour walking through the garden. There's a gallery towards the back of the garden which...More

Thank s2jinalee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creativity, Amazing Art and interesting place to visit in Philadelphia city area. A magical place in the city

Thank georgepd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make your way over to South Street to check out the Magic Gardens. It is actually amazing what has been done with so many random things and how beautiful it turned out to be. Just be sure to get your tickets in advance since its...More

Thank katiek0818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden (without plants) is beautiful! Located on south street right near the Whole Foods, this is a great spot to visit for some awesome photos!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a one-of-a-kind creation and experience. Something like Watts Towers in LA, this is a work of art that has slowly taken over a house, garden, alley, and seems to be creeping outward like a living thing. The owner/creator still wanders around adding to...More

1  Thank jcs2470
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Philadelphia is a city of art. There are over 200 murals adorning the city's many buildings. These include the mosaic murals on the sides of many buildings along South Street created by the artist Isaiah Zagar. In addition, the artist transformed an ordinary small building...More

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Are there any recommendations for lunch nearby?
13 March 2015|
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Response from TrickyFlamingo | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the tour, you will be walking around the neighborhood to look at wall murals. The walk will take you near the Reading Terminal Market, where there are plenty of food options, and an area with tables.