Gay History & Gay Bar Row

The LGBTour © Part Two

*Straight Friendly

Walking Tour Mexico City

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Join Part Two, the continuation of Part One of our exclusive LGBTour. Discover amazing galleries, museums, theaters, the burning grounds of the Inquisition, the only openly officially Gay Monument in the city, the Mariachi Plaza and the Historical Center’s famous Gay Bar Row. Learn of stories seldom told as we show you gems like replicas of the women shoes worn at turn-of-the-20th-century cross-dressing-balls.

$36 USD per person

Daily 3 PM

from our meeting point

next to Alameda Park

and Hilton Reforma hotel

By reservation only.

Drag Queen Fever

Drag Queen Fever

Saint Jude Thaddeus

Saint Jude Thaddeus

Gay Bar Row

Gay Bar Row

The Old Senate

The Old Senate

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Gay Bar Row at Night

Gay Bar Row at Night

Savoy Arcade Gay Cinema

Savoy Arcade Gay Cinema

El Marra Fun Gay Bar

El Marra Fun Gay Bar

Mexican Cowboy Shops

Mexican Cowboy Shops

Memory & Tolerance Museum

Memory & Tolerance Museum

The Trans Story of Col Amelio Robles

The Trans Story of Col Amelio Robles

An Openly Gay Poet in the 1930s

An Openly Gay Poet in the 1930s

The Hustler from Quiroga

The Hustler from Quiroga

Diversity Exhibits

Diversity Exhibits

The Mexican Schindler

The Mexican Schindler

1001 Cakes at San Francisco Convent

1001 Cakes at San Francisco Convent

Frida Kahlo's Favorite Lover

Frida Kahlo's Favorite Lover

Tequila & Mezcal Museum

Tequila & Mezcal Museum

The Limits at Immaculate Conception

The Limits at Immaculate Conception

Dead Man's Plaza

Dead Man's Plaza

An Old Male-Only Pulque Depot

An Old Male-Only Pulque Depot

Garibaldi (Mariachi) Square

Garibaldi (Mariachi) Square

The Chinese Gateway Arch

The Chinese Gateway Arch

The Shoes at Cross-Dressing Balls

The Shoes at Cross-Dressing Balls

Lets keep on bringing history out of the closet in an amazing additional walk 1.9 miles and three hours long!  

After joining us for LGBTour Part 1, the most complete introduction to Mexico and its capital city, come along for the continuation of our exclusive gay and LGBT+ focused, tour of town.

After seeing the most important, and oldest, parts of Mexico’s LGBT+ history in Part 1, there is so much more to see, that after a lunch break, we may continue to Part 2, previous reservations are required. The second part includes galleries, museums, theaters, the site of the first porn cinema & steam baths in Latin America, the original Mariachi Plaza and the Historical Center’s famous Gay Bar Row.

Parts 1 and 2 have to be booked separately and in advance. Part 3 is immediately available on Fridays and Saturdays, after taking Part 2. Just let your guide know and pay him directly.

Part 2 includes: Alameda Park, 500 years of cruising, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park Mural with Diego & Frida, the gay subway station, the Burning Grounds of the Inquisition, the Former Site of Hotel del Prado: a drag queen is born, the only officially Gay Monument in the city, Humboldt & Bonpland, Memory & Tolerance Museum, Juarez Plaza at the Foreign Ministry and the statue to the "Mexican Schindler," the Chinese Gateway Arch & Chinatown: drugs in the gay community, Tío Pepe Cantina & the American Beat Generation, Savoy Arcade & gay cinemas, Ex Convent of San Francisco & the lover of the inquisidor, The Shoe Museum & LGBT celebs, the Jounalists' Club & the Paper Tower: headquarters of the LGBT press censorship, the National Army Museum and "Don't Ask, Don´t Tell" Mexican style along Col. Amelio (née Amelia) Robles. 

 

It also includes the Playhouse District, the Frou-Frou Theater and the first full nudes on stage, the Old Senate of the Republic and equal marriage in the new local Constitution, a gay bar in a convent, the Gay Bar Row on Cuba street, Cowboy, Bear & Leather shops, Blanquita Theater: from homeless people to top drag queen and top fashion designer, the 24/7/365 gay bar, Plaza Garibaldi: home of the Mariachi, Montero square and its old Pulque depot: site of the homophobic prohibition, Concepción square (Death Man's Plaza) and a music box-fueled, blue-collar, dive bar of gay locals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

The LGBTour is given in English.

 

YOUR TOUR HOST​

Your host will be wearing a yellow shirt and cap. All of our hosts are local natives from Mexico City, speak at least two languages and have different college degrees related to the tours, are trained in first aid procedures and are willing to help you with those special questions that may arise on your visit. Some of our hosts are also nationally licensed tour guides.

 

SCHEDULE / WEATHER / DETOURS

Arrive on time, our visit begins at 3:00 PM on the dot, we will appreciate if you show up 15 minutes in advance. (Part 2 ends at 6:00 PM and, if reserved, Part 3 starts at 8:30 PM from end of Part 2 and at 9:00 PM from designated spot in Zona Rosa, after a 2.5/3 hour long break).  The duration of each part  of our tour is approximately 3 hours, rain or shine, depending on the size of the group. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route. 

THE TOURS

Parts 1, 2 & 3 of the tour are different and complement each other. You may want to take the first two or all on the same day or on separate dates. Part 1 concentrates on the old history of diversity in the Historical Center and runs only in the mornings. Part 2 concentrates on the recent history of diversity in the Historical Center and runs only in the afternoons.  Part 3 concentrates on the modern gayborhood of Zona Rosa and its nightlife and runs only at night after a 2.5/3 hour break after finishing Part 2. All parts also show you different aspects of diversity in today's Mexico City, including directions and guidance for nightlife and other activities.

PART 2

If you wish to join Part 2 of the tour, it begins at 3:00 PM across Alameda Park from where Part 1 ends at the entrance to Barrio Alameda Shopping Arcade at #9 Doctor Mora Street. Previous reservations are required. Part 2 concentrates on the recent history of diversity in the Historical Center and runs only in the afternoons.

PART 3

 

Part 3 is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. If you wish to continue on to Part 3 of the tour (another 3 hours after a 2.5/3-hour break), it will begin at 8:30 PM at the very same point where Part 2 ends and at 9:00 PM . No reservation is required on same day when you are participating in Part 2, just let your host know. If taking Part 3 on a separate date, reservations are required. Part 3 concentrates on the modern gayborhood of Zona Rosa and its nightlife and runs only at night after a 2.5/3 hour break after finishing Part 2.

BREAK BETWEEN PARTS

There is a 2.5/3 hour-long break between parts 2 and 3, you can use it to have dinner, go back to your hotel or to join us for a chat and a couple of beers at the end point of Part 2.

END POINT / FACILITIES / TRANSPORTATION

Visits do not return to the starting point: Part 2 ends five blocks away from the starting point at the Plaza de la Concepción by the Teatro Blanquita Metrobús station next to the Bellas Artes Metro station, and very close to the Historic Centers's Gay Bar Row. Part 3 ends up by midnight at #1 Amberes gay street, across Reforma Ave. from the Embassy of the United States of America, in the Zona Rosa gayborhood. Uber is the recommended mean of transportation after Part 3.

Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

In case you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP in writing or, if on same day, by phone at +52 (55) 1355-2122 (whatsapp-enabled). In case we have to miss you, we will be very grateful if you save us extra efforts. If you don't cancel and don't show up for the tour, we will understand that you are forfeiting your right to any refund and to re-book. There are no refunds on partial and/or full advance payments for paid or private tours if you don't cancel at least seven days before the tour. If you cancel at least seven days in advance, there will be a 20% processing fee charge.    

 

IMPORTANT

 

1. Tour is by reservation only. 

2. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and come as light as possible, these are great long walks.

3. Wear something to protect you from the sun; cap, shades, sunscreen, even if it's cloudy. Also, it may get chilly at night, even during summer, plan accordingly.

4. Bring a camera, we love to show you little treasures.

5. Be willing to have some fun as we go through various eras lasting 700 years.

Gay History & Gay Bar Row

The LGBTour © Part Two

*Straight Friendly

Walking Tour Mexico City

$36 USD per person

Daily 3 PM

from our meeting point

next to Alameda Park

and Hilton Reforma hotel

By reservation only.

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