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GAY SIDE OF HISTORY I ©
Gay Plazas and Temples
Historic Center Walking Tour
Small Group - 3.5 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $49
Daily 10 AM - By reservation only

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Have fun discovering 700 years of LGBTQ+ history in Mexico City's Historic Center while enjoying the most complete introduction to town. See the main monuments & many relevant sites. A must for first timers and newcomers. We take you to the scene.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

In this part of the Gay Side of History experiences, you will learn about LGBTQ+ traditions from the time of the Aztecs through the 20th century as we stroll by the city’s main monuments. We will talk about the origins of Mexico before it became the Aztec Empire and “the unspeakable sins” were punished, as we see the military quarters at the Aztec Great Temple.

You will learn about being a lesbian & a feminist in the 17th century as we visit the old economic hub of the Spanish Empire while famous buildings line the full way. Homosexuality in the early 20th century is seen by Frida Kahlo's high school & that of "Los Contemporáneos," a group of gay scholars.

We will see the Spanish Inquisition's Palace, a prison for sodomites, its hidden homophobic messages & the Old Customs House at the starting point of El Camino Real, turned a safe territory for gay couples, centuries ago. At St. Mary of the Instruction, we will talk about cloistered lesbians before a landmark place that we call "Crossroads of Diversity," where we share the stories of the cross-dressing ball of "Those 41" and that of Emiliano Zapata.

WHERE YOU WILL BE

 

At the two main squares within the 16th century city limits, we will discover the LGBTQ+ side of history by walking on the scene, visiting hidden corners & sharing stories seldom told.

 

We will see historical sites, learn about the interpretation of monuments & sites by gay men at the turn of the 20th century and more.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

·      The experience's host and expert.

·      Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.

·    You will be provided with a digital LGBTQ-focused map of the Historic Center so that you may continue exploring on your own and a collection of videos, sources and resources that you can enjoy after the experience.

THE EXPERIENCE

On this experience you will discover 700 years of Mexican history and its gay/LGBTQ+ side and the most important monuments in the Historic Center. All of this will be seen through the LGBTQ+ traditions and practices of the Aztec Empire, 1325 AD, the Spanish Colonial Period, 1519, the Mexican Independent Period, 1810 and the Modern Period, 1910. 

STARTING POINT, ENDING POINT, FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

 

We begin at the northern gate of the Great Aztec Temple. Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at Plaza de Santo Domingo, close to Metrobus station República de Chile on Line 4N.  Zocalo metro station is five blocks away. Uber or other cars can pick you up on #96 República de Cuba street at Domingo Santo Hotel & Restaurant. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

 

Local Experts: Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

Small Groups: With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

Exclusive Access: You will always have the best available perspective.

Curated Paths: Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying it all in the shortest distance.

Specialty Topics: Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.​

High Standards and Award-Winning Experiences: Every experience is vetted for exclusive access, and some have been awarded top prices for their quality and uniqueness.

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.

 

GUEST REQUIREMENTS

 

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend our public experiences. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.

 

ON SCHEDULE

 

We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you nor us can be late to our next destination.

WEATHER

 

This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.

 

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GAY SIDE OF HISTORY I ©
Gay Plazas and Temples
Historic Center Walking Tour
Small Group - 3.5 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $49
Daily 10 AM - By reservation only

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