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Gay History at City Center Top Landmarks

history walk

Gay History at City Center Top Landmarks

102 reviews
20 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
history walk

Gay History at City Center Top Landmarks

history walk

Gay History at City Center Top Landmarks

102 reviews
20 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Queer History at the Historic Center's Main Landmarks In this part, the first of the Gay History experience, you will learn about LGBT pre-Hispanic traditions at the Aztec House of Legacy before these "unspeakable sins" were punished by death by the Spanish Inquisition. You will see the Inquisition's Palace, its hidden homophobic messages and its prison for sodomites; the Old Customs House & the starting point of the famous El Camino Real, turned into a safe territory for gay couples centuries ago. At St. Mary of the Instruction we will learn of cloistered lesbians before visiting a landmark place that we call "Crossroads of Diversity." You will learn of homosexuality in the early 20th century next to Frida Kahlo's high school & that of "Los Contemporáneos," a group of gay scholars. The story of revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata will be revisited. We will talk about being a lesbian & a feminist in the 17th century as we visit Moneda Street, old economic hub of the Spanish empire as top famous buildings in the Historic District line the full way. The home of Mr. Ignacio Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta) & the religious symbolism outside are another focus point. We will guide you to many more surprising, centuries-old secrets along the way amidst old convents & cantinas and will point to the beginning of 'Gay Bar Row' which you can visit in full in Part 2, booked separately.

Your host

Learn more about Carlos

Carlos

For decades as a hobby & then as a professional activity, I have researched & shared the history of diversity that has been forgotten, left hidden or in the closet for most of its parts to help advance the fight for equality. I have earned my National Tour Guide License & also a Hosting Diploma by Walt Disney University in Florida. My curated & focused walks showcase Women's, Indigenous, LGBT, Jewish, US American & other diverse sides of history in Mexico at its relevant sites. I thrive to show our vast history, arts & traditions; from Mexico before Mexico & its founding in 1325 A.D., to date; not in a boring way but in one that I expect may amuse you. I share the stories from the diverse communities that shaped us at places where it happened. Malinche, Luis Carvajal, Sor Juana, Salvador Novo, Frida Kahlo & Robert Brady are part of it.

What's included

Drinks
A complimentary bottle of water will be offered after clearing the enclosed exhibits. Coffee, tea & soft drinks are also…
Tickets
Entrance to some private and public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
Equipment
You will be provided with an LGBT-focused map of the Historic Center so that you may continue exploring on your own.

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Where you'll be

At the two main squares within the 16th century city limits, we will discover the LGBT side of history by walking on the scene, visiting hidden corners & entering buildings & places in the Historic Center with stories seldom told. We will see historical exhibits, discover the relationship between the Vicerreine & her lover nun, learn about the interpretation of monuments & sites by gay men at the turn of the 20th century & much, much more.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Bring a government-issued ID or passport as it may be required at some locations.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This is a 1 mile (1.6 km), 3.5 hrs walk, mostly under the sun, with only 2 restroom stops. We begin on the dot & do not wait for missing participants. Liquids aren't allowed inside exhibits, please be willing to dispose of your containers. This experience goes on rain or shine. Please come prepared.

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Carlos
Gay History at City Center Top Landmarks
102 reviews
From $29/person
102 reviews
From $29/person