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Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso)

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: There is a fifty-fifty chance you will get blissfullly lost in the many lovely, winding, labyrinth like alleys around the alley of the... more »
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The story about this Alley of the Kiss varies depending on who tells the story. A couple visiting the place must kiss while on the 3rd step standing to have 15 years of happiness and good luck, if not you will have 7 years of bad luck.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice, romantic little alley, well worth a stop if you happen to be around. Or a nice goal for a trip with your better half.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went there early July before the locals become the summer vacation (young mexican students have school until 15 or 16 of july, so after that dates, this small tourist place will be packed). It seems to me like another narrow street that Guanajuato has everywhere, but I guess you got to visit, because there is a love story of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The cobblestone "streets" here are narrow and usually windy, hilly corridors that lead through wonderful old world European style architecture and ornate balconied second stories. The Alley of the Kiss is probably one of the better examples of this if not the most well known. Like everyone else, grab your honey and steal a kiss while you are here. It's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

OK, so it's become a total tourist trap, but you can now climb onto one of the balconies (and exit through a gift shop). It's crowded with just about every person wanting a photo, but it doesn't take long to have your turn. We walked all the way up the steps, where you are back in a totally authentic neighborhood.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ok, we all love a good love story. Sweet, kissing alley... Lived in adjacent buildings. 7 years bad luck if you don't kiss there. But let me tell you, I just looked. I didn't walk up. Too many people cramming in there just for a selfie. SO much of Guanajuato is gorgeous, I wouldn't put it on my top 15.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Legend has it that if you kiss on these steps you will be together forever..my wife and I went here on our honeymoon early in the morning so we could take our time and take as many pictures as we wanted. Was very romantic, and you can feel the tragedy yet immense love that surrounds this place. Well worth the... More

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Kennett Square, PA
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's now such a famous place that on a Sunday afternoon it was shoulder to shoulder with people. It was still fun to see and to hear the explanations of the myths surrounding this little spot.

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Edinburg, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This little "callejon" isn't the easiest place to find but it is well worth the searching. Two balconies stretch out over a little alley way. As the story goes two lovers......(well you can imagine the rest).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The narrow alleys/streets/walkways remind me of Italy. We attended a night time fiesta that began at the theatre and continues up the streets, ending at Callejon del beso.. Stories are told, drinks to be had, songs to be sung, and yes I danced! Loved this town

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