Gay Side of History, Alameda to Gay Bars at Cuepopan
Walking Gay History and Gay Bars in Historic Center
The biggest present from the gay community will line the way.
From US$67 per person, 4 PM Fri-Sat in English. By Reservation Only
Have fun discovering 700 years of LGBT+ history in Mexico City's Historic Center while enjoying traditional areas in town. See the main monuments and visit relevant sites. We take you to the scene.
This experience takes place within one UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What you'll do
Gay Side of History from Alameda Park to the Gay Bars at Cuepopan
In this, the second experience in the Gay Side of History series, you'll learn about our LGBTQ+ history at the 16th century city limits.
We will be at the only openly LGBTQ+ monument and at the subway's gayest station. After learning of a gay German explorer, we will go across the rainbow crosswalk to learn of a gay poet killed by the fascists, of crimes against humanity, of a Mexican diplomat who saved thousands of Jews, Gays and Spanish from the Nazi, and of a gay artist.
We will go to the Inquisition's burning grounds, to sample a "gay waffle," to where drugs were introduced to the LGBTQ+ community and to the favorite cantina of a famous American gay writer where a local cocktail is included.
The "anatomically wrong" monument to King Carlos IV will mark the entrance to Theater District before arriving at where the first Equal Marriage law was passed in Latin America next to the launching pad of gay singers and across the Asylum for Lesbian Women who were deemed mentally ill in the 18th century.
The biggest present from the gay community will line the way as you discover the famous "meeting point" & the "postal cruising grounds" before learning of a gay man in space.
"Drag Queens' Paradise" and "Gay Bar Row" will be next with a couple of dozen LGBTQ+ venues of which we will visit some before ending at one of the most famous ones where a couple of beers will be offered.
The experience's host and expert.
Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink will be offered.
You will be provided with a digital LGBT-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.
A surprise tasting at a unique eatery.
A couple of domestic beers at a bar.
Saint Jude Thaddeus
Gay Bar Row
The Old Senate
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Gay Bar Row at Night
El Marra Fun Gay Bar
Mexican Cowboy Shops
Memory & Tolerance Museum
An Openly Gay Poet in the 1930s
The Hustler from Quiroga
The Mexican Schindler
Frida Kahlo's Favorite Lover
Tequila & Mezcal Museum
The Limits at Immaculate Conception
Dead Man's Plaza
An Old Male-Only Pulque Depot
Garibaldi (Mariachi) Square
The Chinese Gateway Arch
The Shoes at Cross-Dressing Balls
Things to keep in mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
Every experience is vetted for unique access.
This experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 25% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can not be made for this experiences as ticket sales are limited and final.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Face masks may be requested as we have to abide by current health safety rules.
This experience goes weather rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.