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“Not what I expected”
Review of Callejoneadas

Ranked #4 of 10 Tours in Guanajuato
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Las callejoneadas son un espectáculo musical por los callejones más emblemáticos de la ciudad de Guanajuato como el callejón del beso. La estudiantina de Guanajuato va interpretando diferentes melodías romáticas, mexicanas, españolas, alegres y picaras para divertir a todo turista que acude a una callejoneada.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was expecting a stroll through the streets while the estudiantina played and sang música. They did very little of that. It was mostly audience participation and crude humor. People enjoyed that, but not for me.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jackietrehorn
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was very excited to do the Callejoneada with my spouse as one of the most unique activities in Guanajuato and the world. I remember when I was young going through the streets along with the Estudiantina and singing songs throughout the night. What happened to this beautiful tradition?
It started with an introduction from the group leader "Lobito" and everything was OK until he began with his homophobic jokes. Unfortunately, this behavior continued throughout the night. This made the experience very uncomfortable. At the end of the Callejoneada, we stopped at the Kiss Alley where he explained the story about the place. Again with his homophobic jokes. When he realized we were blocking the streets, he asked everyone to let them pass and while the cars were passing, he s started with the "eeeeh puuu$o" cry and everyone joined. What happened to the society that they think this is acceptable or "quaint". I'm embarrassed to what is happening to our culture. You can make this experience wonderful again, but you need smart and good people doing it. What a shame.

Date of experience: February 2018
7  Thank Senorskytravel
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

There is this strong tradition in Guanajuanto, that a very lively student guides you through different corners of the center and takes you to some special points. They make jokes, serenades, you can sing with them, anyway, it is a very cheerful tradition. There are different groups and they approach you to sell you their services. They are very easy to find near the Juarez Theater and Union Garden. The experience is very beautiful and cheerful, you must be ready to walk and laugh.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Good idea though the implementation was really bad.
Our group at 8:15 (departure from the theater) was overcrowded. In first 30 min we moved only 100 meters barely hearing the musicians and finally decided to leave it.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Doiche
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The traditional Callejoneadas are an essential part of your GTO experience. Starting at the Jardin de la Union, these groups walk around town for a night of traditional Mexican and Spanish music as well as stories about local people and sites. Be prepared for a fun night of singing, dancing and story telling. The musicians were talented, friendly, and very engaging. The callejoneadas are done mostly in Spanish, but would still be enjoyable if you are not a Spanish speaker. The price is 100 pesos per person, and includes the tour and a small ceramic purín, a traditional vessel used for pouring wine. We would recommend going on a weeknight, since it will be less crowded. There are usually two tours per night. We went on a Wednesday night on the 9:30pm tour, which finished up around 10:30pm by the Callejón de Beso.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ErinSmith616
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