Visit this vibrant neighborhood hidden in plain sight!
Located in the historic East End District, Old Town Harrisburg is a flourishing community that wears its Mexican influence on its sleeve in the best way possible! [Featured image: @oldtownharrisburg]
In this glorious city of ours, we’re proud of our widespread prevalence of Latin culture. The people, the art galleries, the celebrations, and of course, some of our all-time favorite restaurants. Old Town Harrisburg in Houston’s East End offers a Latin oasis featuring vibrant architecture, indoor and outdoor markets, weekend art fairs, and more!
Take for instance, the replica of the Callejon del Beso or Alley of the Kiss. Inspired by the original in Guanajuato, Mexico, the lovingly pink alleyway features two adjacent balconies where you and your significant other can seal your love with a kiss.
“When two lovers pass through the Callejon del Beso, the Alley of the Kiss, they must kiss on the third step in order for their love to last forever,” it’s said.
Nearby, you can visit a charming little chapel. Or, if the kiss has already been sealed in the Callejon del Beso, can elope your loved one inside the venue meant for small gatherings.
Old Town Harrisburg also features a festive indoor market called La Plazita Market Place, in which patrons can immerse themselves in its colorful accents and festive atmosphere as they peruse its various crafts, plants, boutiques and more. Outside its beautiful patio features a fruit vegetable market space with a refresqueria and taco trailer.
On weekends, the area hosts an outdoor market filled with festive decor, antiques, artwork, plants, paintings and fresh produce.
For food options, we recommend stopping into Pixza Pizza. Here you can enjoy some unique Mexican pizzas as well as their delicious Frappes, Mexican milk coffee, that comes in a variety of flavors ranging from Tres Leches to Choco-Chili.
Old Town Harrisburg is located at 6638 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston, TX 77011.
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