El Callejón del Beso – Guanajuato

Last Friday, we took our guests for a day trip to Guanajuato (pronounced “gw-on-uh-hwa-tow”). This is a famous location in this colonial city. There are various versions of the legend associated with this location. The following is my best reconstruction of what we’ve heard over the years.

Legend has it that a young couple still living at home were secretly dating. The father of the girl forbade her from ever seeing the boy and threatened to kill them both if he ever caught them together. They lived on opposite corners on the corner (rincón) of this alleyway (“callejón”). They were madly in love with each other and just couldn’t resist seeing each other. Finally, the father of the girl caught them kissing while leaning over the balconies of their respective homes. In a rage, he killed them both. Now they say that to come to the corner and give your lover a kiss will prove that the power of love is forever and can never be thwarted, even by death.


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What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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1 Response to El Callejón del Beso – Guanajuato

  1. Anne says:

    I love it! You two were made for this moment!


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