This public experience is given in English. Private group tours in English or Spanish are available. This walking tour takes you into the 3rd oldest synagogue in town at the Jewish neighborhood of the turn of the 20th century as we learn of the 1st Jews which arrived in Mexico 500 years ago. Strolling through the Historic Center, we will see the oldest synagogue standing next to former Catholic convents which used to spy on non-Catholics. Amazing history will unravel as we see the advancement of the newcomers from tailors and seamstresses to the developed textile and jewelery industries. We will see the local Palace of the Spanish Inquisition and discover its messages which persecuted Jews for 300 years. We will also admire buildings of fine architecture from the Jewish presence before visiting the exhibit of Jewish Heritage at the Mexico-Israel Institute. We will walk past historical markers of Jewish influence and then we will learn the story of a Mexican diplomat which along the Mexican Foreign Service helped save lives of thousands fleeing the Nazis. The site of the first Kosher restaurant will be shown as well as the Juárez complex with its Memory & Tolerance Museum remembering the Holocaust and crimes againt humanity. We see the Juárez Memorial, as he turned Mexico into a free, non-denominational state. We finish at the burning grounds of the Spanish Inquisition.
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.
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Entrance to some private and public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
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1st synagogues & the seat of the Spanish Inquisition. Hidden messages of hate. Downtown living quarters of 16, 19 & 20th century immigrants. Site of 1st Jewish club. Buildings left behind like La Esmeralda & 1st Kosher restaurant. Crossroads of Jewish business & finance. Suspected site of WWII Gestapo ops. The Immigration Exhibit & the site of Memory & Tolerance museum. Tribute to a helping Mexican diplomat & burning grounds for non-Catholics.
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Critères requis pour les voyageurs
10 voyageurs maximum âgés de 18 ou plus peuvent participer.
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This is a 2.3-mile (3.7km), 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
Explore Centuries of Jewish Influence
À partir de 32€/personne
À partir de 32€/personne