Lucha libre, also known as Mexican wrestling, is a way of life for many people in Mexico City and a sport with the second-highest spectator rate after football in Mexico. Here’s where to watch it in the Mexican capital.
Mexican wrestling is an increasingly popular tourist attraction, with thousands of annual visitors considering it a key part of Mexican culture. They’re not wrong; it’s a spectacle like no other that surpasses the WWE in the US, throwing in some extra athleticism, spangle and Lycra for good measure.
Interested in going to watch the lucha libre? Then book Culture Trip’s five-day Mexico City tour where you’ll get to cheer from the stands as you watch the wrestlers take each other down.