Callejón del Beso
Plateros Spanish School
Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera's birthplace is now an excellent museum honoring the painter (the Marxist Rivera was persona non grata here for years);...
Monumento a El Pípila
The monument to El Pípila honors the hero who torched the Alhóndiga gates on September 28, 1810, enabling Hidalgo's forces to win the...
This popular disco blasts out techno and dance music to big weekend crowds. Capitolio heavily promotes its karaoke and cheap-drink deals...
Restaurant La Carreta
Follow your nose to La Carreta, an unpretentious cafe, whose street-front grill spins out a super-scrumptious pollo asado con leña ...
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.