The Mexican Lucha Libre is considered the country’s second biggest sport after soccer. And even though it fights the second place with boxing, the experience of Mexican wrestling is one everyone should experience at least ones in their lifetime.
If you visit Mexico City, one of the must do’s of the city is Lucha Libre, Mexican Wrestling. Here you’ll read on how to get the best experience out of it.
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When to Go
The days when Lucha Libre is happening are:
- Tuesdays: Nuevos Valores/New Faces 7:30PM
- Fridays: Función Espectacular/Espectacular Show 8:30PM
- Sundays: Función Familiar/Family Show: 5:00PM
It’s important to know the following :
On Fridays: This is the most expensive day but also the most entertaining and the one with the best fighters.
On Tuesdays: You will see the New Faces. The novice fighters with a lot of potential . This is the cheapest day to watch Mexican wrestling.
On Sundays: The shows start earlier and they are for the whole family. The price would be medium when compared to the other days.
How to Assists Lucha Libre
Even though you can find Mexican Wrestling anywhere in the country, the best place to watch it is Mexico City. There are two ways to get this experience:
With a Tour
There are 2 tours that are good to assist Lucha Libre: Tour de Lucha Libre and Turiluchas.
The advantage of doing it with a tour is that you don’t have to take care of anything. Forget about parking, tips and insecurity. Even the tickets they have reserved for people in the tour are pretty good.
You can find the prices here
What we recommend: If you are not familiar with the city, are a foreigner or is it the first time you go to watch Lucha Libre get a tour to get a guaranteed great experience.
What comes with the tour?
- Transportation to the show
- Free Luchador Mask
- Entry ticket (Duration of the tour approx. 4 hrs)
- Free Tequila Shot (with the tour)
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On your own
The 2 important places to watch Lucha Libre are: Arena México and the Coliseo.
- La Arena México: Dr. Lavista 189, Doctores, Cuauhtémoc, 06720 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
- El Coliseo: República de Perú 77, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
You can buy your tickets online or in person when you get to the location. As any other big event in Mexico, one must be careful when coming out because it’s when delinquency and robberies happen.
You should know you will never find front row tickets online. These are reserved for resellers at the venue.
You should be ready to tip away, everyone will ask you for a tip, at the ticket booth, the food and beer vendors, the parking guy (Everyone.)
Parking is a real headache, so the best is not brining your own car.
Do you have to know about Lucha Libre to enjoy the show?
The best part of this event is that you don’t even have to speak the same language in order to enjoy it. For example, when we went, there was a Japanese man who didn’t speak any Spanish and he spent the whole night screaming, shouting and laughing. Enjoying the show just like any of us.
As far as knowledge of Mexican wrestling, there is nothing you have to know to enjoy it. Neither Danny nor I knew anything about the sport and still really enjoyed it.
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