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Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso)

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This picturesque alley is so named because it is narrow enough for two...

This picturesque alley is so named because it is narrow enough for two lovers to kiss from opposite sides of the street.

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Try a "callejoneada" - street stroll

The "callejón" is exactly what is sounds like, a narrow alley. It is picturesque in that it is stepped, it lies in the middle of Spanish-colonial buildings (as most of downtown... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tradition in Guanajuato to go to the Callejon and kiss your partner in the alley's steps.However, the reality is that there isn't much to see, just two houses with little balconies and lots of cheap souvenir shops. There are also a lot of pushy guys trying to get a few bucks for telling you the story about... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a legend surrounding this place, but i won't spoil your visit! Please go to this place, this is a must if you are in Guanajuato. Pictures available on site for 80 pesos (around 4 USD)

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There wasn't a lot to see. Plenty of couples crowding in to take the obligatory picture of themselves having a kiss. Close to the centre of town so it was easy to access. But in effect not much to see.

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Thank Ken H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "callejón" is exactly what is sounds like, a narrow alley. It is picturesque in that it is stepped, it lies in the middle of Spanish-colonial buildings (as most of downtown Guanajuato), and it has its story. You can either go there directly and have one of the local kids tell you the story in a very unique way of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have to walk by this alley to get to and from our place. First off there's always the smell of sewer gas. And garbage is everywhere. And off-leash dogs (generally pit bulls). If you go, go before 10am on a weekday so you can get in and get out. (and remember - this is a romeo n juliet story... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a dirty packed alley it was! People queuing up to take a photo on the stairs. The part that made me laugh was it appeared that the owner of the house on the left was letting people go in and up onto the balcony to kiss and have their photo taken. Too bad the owner of the house on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

it is best to experience this via a Callejoneada. to just see it alone is not the same. it is simply a very narrow alley otherwise.

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Thank Endhir E
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

El Callejon del Beso is a must-stop whenever you go to Guanajuato! It has been featured in popular Mexican telenovelas (think Days of Our Lives in the US). We went the day before New Year's Eve and it was packed. We waited in line for about 10-15 minutes to stand on the 3rd step for good luck (as it was... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Go early in the day to avoid long lines of people wanting to kiss in the alley. We gave up since it is such a popular spot with now crowd control. But it is a really cool place.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you're in the area of town, stop and take a look. you can go upstairs and have your picture taken. Not of great interest to us, but many others crowded around to see it.

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