Travel: Lucha Libre
Lucha Libre – one of the fine arts of Mexico culture. We ventured off to the Mexico Arena to catch the 90 minute show of masked wresting. Not only was the crowd energetic and enthusiastic, some of the moves were wild. Check out the photos and a few videos below!
First up, I’d suggest buying your tickets online first. We visited on a Tuesday and since it was during Day of the Dead celebrations the arena was sold out. Arrive early, since you’ll have to queue up to get your tickets.
Once inside, find your seats – snacks and beer will come to you. Since we visited on a weeknight, the upper bowl wasn’t booked, so all the seats were quite good. You can most certainly see what’s going on and get a sense of the action.
Okay – time for some action shots!
I’ve got a video (short, mind you) of some of these consecutive moves in action below, yet look at the synchronization. So cool.
Now for some short, yet action packed vidoes!
Neat, eh? The crowd has their favourite characters, that’s for sure and although we didn’t know the whole back story, it was a lot of fun to watch.
If you’re ever in Mexico City, check out what’s happening at the Mexico Arena and check out a Lucha Libre experience if you can. It’s worth it!
Also, the Mexico Arena is in a sketchy neighbourhood that’s suggested not to walk around alone late at night. We walked to the arena around 6:30pm and even though it was dark, with the crowed groups, it was safe. Then on the way home we also walked and luckily skipped a super unsafe street (later in the week our Uber drive drove down it) making it back to our hotel safely in about 17 minutes. All in all, trust your gut when travelling and do what’s needed to stay safe!
Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon.