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Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso)

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 30 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This alley is the most famous in Guanajuato because of its history. It is mandatory kissing your couple here!! To know its history and don't find it full, it is recommended to visit it with a "estudiantina" during a "callejoneada".

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's just a very narrow alley (callejon) where two houses across from each other are close enough for two people on their balconies to kiss. There is a bit of a "legend" about two star-crossed lovers but, really, not much to see.

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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was one of several places I had the opportunity to visit on one of my trips to Guanajuato. It's worth the time it takes to locate it once you're there. The story is interesting. It's a tight fit, lol. I just wish I had been there with someone I could have shared a smooch. Oh well....next time I guess.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A little hard to find, on the right of the Santa Cartrina dulceria and up the street then turn to your left. A tourist spot with a Romeo Juliet story behind it. Eventually the young lover did commit suicide we were told. Plenty of locals around to take your picture on the red step and share the history. There's a... More

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