Callejón del Beso

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Callejón del Beso information

Lonely Planet review

Narrowest of the many narrow alleys that climb the hills from Guanajuato's main streets is this callejón (the Alley of the Kiss), where the balconies of the houses on either side of the alley practically touch. In a Guanajuato legend, a fine family once lived on this street and their daughter fell in love with a common miner. They were forbidden to see each other, but the miner rented a room opposite and the lovers exchanged furtive besos (kisses) from these balconies. Inevitably, the romance was discovered and the couple met a tragic end. From the Plazuela de los Ángeles on Avenida Juárez, walk about 40m up Callejón del Patrocinio to see the tiny alley on your left.