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10 of the most beautiful alleys around the world

Alleyways sometimes have reputations for being dark, dank and maybe even dangerous, but not all alleys are like that. Some are legitimately gorgeous. Here are ten narrow passageways around the world that you'd be happy to walk down.

Charming paths of Eguisheim, France

This fairy tale village is Eguisheim, located in France, very near the German border. In fact, the town was once under German control, explaining the apparent German influence in the architecture.

Acorn Street - Boston, Massachusetts

This narrow cobblestone street is known as the most photographed street in the country. Nestled in the famous Beacon Hill, this area once housed one of the largest Black communities in Boston, pre-Civil War.

Picturesque passages of Dubrovnik, Croatia

It's easy to get lost (in a good way) in the charming alleys of Dubrovnik's Old Town. Surprises await around each bend, with restaurants tucked in along many of the passages.

Azure alleys of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen is known for its beautiful, blue-washed buildings, making its tranquil alleys even more inviting. Why blue? No one knows for sure.

Longitude Lane - Charleston, South Carolina

Longitude Lane is a hidden passage located between famous Church Street and East Bay Street. A conduit of cobblestone, this lane is purely residential and full of entryway eye candy.

Vibrant alleys of Mykonos, Greece

The blue-and-white painted streets of Mykonos are unmistakable – and these vibrant passages can be found all over the island, often dotted with friendly, sleepy cats.

Quince Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This charming residential street is somewhat of a surprise, given its proximity to noisier areas. As one strolls the tranquil, tree-lined and cobblestoned path, it becomes easier to take a deep breath.

Lovely lanes of Casperia, Italy

When you think of exploring Europe, you might be picturing quaint scenes like this one in the small village of Casperia, Italy. When walking these streets, you'll be surrounded by medieval history.

Calle de O'Donnell - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located in Old San Juan, this colorful cobblestone alley is enclosed by brightly hued buildings, making for a beautiful backdrop as you stroll down.

Enchanting alleyways of Lesbos, Greece

Villages across the island of Lesbos are home to enchanting streets, like the one pictured here in the town of Mithymna.

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