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Owing to its peculiar topography, the city is made up largely of a series of alleys, where you can find numerous picturesque recesses. It is through these alleys that you can take one of the famous night tours, or “callejoneadas” one of the most popular activities in the city.

This tour starts from Juárez Theater which is located in front of the Plaza Principal or Jardín de la Unión where a student will guide you through the seven main alleys of the city.

At the beginning of the tour you stop to buy a drink (optional) and then you are led by students (although the rumor is they aren’t really students and this is just a sales tactic) dressed in old-school clothes with string instruments and accordions. During the tour, the students sing songs and tell stories that happened in the alleys as you go through. During the tour, everyone participates, sings and dances. Be aware that it’s all in Spanish but there’s bound to be a friendly local with a little English to help you out if you aren’t sure what’s going on.

The tour ends in the ” Alley of the Kiss “, which for lovers is one of the most emblematic alleys of the city and legend has it that if the couple kisses right on the third step, it promises for them seven years of happiness and love.

The tour costs $120 pesos each and you can buy a drink at the start. You also get a cute souvenir included in the ticket price.

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