Underground Tunnels in Puebla

We recently explored the tunnels under the city of Puebla and it was a one of a kind experience like nothing else we have ever seen!

 

DISCOVERY- These tunnels were considered an urban legend that was passed down by generations until 2015, when they were rediscovered during construction. The workers originally thought the tunnels were an intricate part of a sewer system until another discovery lead them to the tunnels themselves.

HISTORY- The tunnels were used some 500 years ago to connect the Loreto Fort to the city. The tunnels are 10 kilometers long but as of now, only around 2.5 kilometers are open to the public. Alongside archaeologists, the city is working to clear and restore more of the tunnels over time.

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY- The tunnels are made of a strong, cement-like composition which has allowed them to withstand the test of time. It is this strong material that has preserved the tunnels including traffic overhead as well as earthquakes.

THE TOUR- Today, the tunnels themselves are full of artifacts as well as the sounds and music of the battle of Cinco de Mayo. The tunnels are full of cool, humid air. The city has done a great job of preserving artifacts and creating a really neat environment for tourists and locals alike to explore these mysterious tunnels.

COST: $25 pesos per person

HOURS: Open through Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Closed on Mondays.

LOCATION: 210 Calle 2 Norte, Puebla. Here is a street view of where the entrance is. It looks like a subway entrance on the right side of the street. 

 

Keep it Kinetic,

Hillary

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