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Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley)

Guanajuato

Barely 69 centimeters wide, this corner is a must-see tourist attraction. It is located behind the Plaza de los Ángeles with a romantic legend trapped between its walls.

The ritual says that every couple that crosses must kiss on the third step painted in red to enjoy seven years of happiness; Otherwise, they will have a lifetime of bad luck that will extend for the same time that dictates the tradition.

However, this act of love was not originated on someone's whim, but it is the product of one of the very best-known legends of the streets of Guanajuato.

The legend of the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley) says that Ana was the daughter of a controlling Spaniard, who was on the eve of marrying a rich man from the region. One day, walking through the streets of the city of Guanajuato, she met Carlos, a low-income miner. It was love at first sight.

Ana met Carlos every day in secret against her father wishes, until the rumor reached the attention of her father about their encounters. As a punishment, Ana was locked in her room. Overwhelmed by his absence, the humble miner searched Ana’s house, which was located in a narrow alley, on the Cerro del Gallo.

Carlos noticed that the bedroom window was at a short distance from the neighboring balcony. So he didn’t hesitate and asked the owner of the house to sell it to him, even though that meant investing all his savings. After receiving a negative response from the owner regarding the purchase option, another agreement was reached, that the balcony would be rented to him.

Every night Carlos and Ana saw each other from balcony to balcony, the distance was ideal to merge into passionate kisses. The enchantment ended when her father came in and discovered one of their encounters. The father took a dagger to stick it in the heart of his daughter.

Legend tells that Carlos tried to jump out of the window into the room to save Ana, but fell down to the ground and died on the third step. Another ending is that grieved by the pain of the death of his girlfriend, the miner committed suicide in his workplace, the La Valenciana mine.
Barely 69 centimeters wide, this corner is a must-see tourist attraction. It is located behind the Plaza de los Ángeles with a romantic legend trapped between its walls.

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The ritual says that every couple that crosses must kiss on the third step painted in red to enjoy seven years of happiness; Otherwise, they will have a lifetime of bad luck that will extend for the same time that dictates the tradition.

However, this act of love was not originated on someone's whim, but it is the product of one of the very best-known legends of the streets of Guanajuato.

The legend of the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley) says that Ana was the daughter of a controlling Spaniard, who was on the eve of marrying a rich man from the region. One day, walking through the streets of the city of Guanajuato, she met Carlos, a low-income miner. It was love at first sight.

Ana met Carlos every day in secret against her father wishes, until the rumor reached the attention of her father about their encounters. As a punishment, Ana was locked in her room. Overwhelmed by his absence, the humble miner searched Ana’s house, which was located in a narrow alley, on the Cerro del Gallo.

Carlos noticed that the bedroom window was at a short distance from the neighboring balcony. So he didn’t hesitate and asked the owner of the house to sell it to him, even though that meant investing all his savings. After receiving a negative response from the owner regarding the purchase option, another agreement was reached, that the balcony would be rented to him.

Every night Carlos and Ana saw each other from balcony to balcony, the distance was ideal to merge into passionate kisses. The enchantment ended when her father came in and discovered one of their encounters. The father took a dagger to stick it in the heart of his daughter.

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