El Callejón del Beso (The Street of Kisses), Guanajuato
For a few pesos, visitors to this iconic Guanajuato street can listen to a young local recount the story of the “star-crossed lovers” who would meet at the point between the two nearly touching balconies. According to legend, Ana was rich, and Carlos was poor. Ana’s merchant father had prohibited their relationship. After discovering the pair kissing above the street, Ana’s father promised he would kill his daughter if it ever happened again. When Ana met with Carlos the next night, the cruel father took a dagger to her heart, and Carlos jumped to his death in the local mine.