Urban legend comes true with discovery of Puebla's underground tunnels

The city of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, has long been known for its beautifully preserved colonial centre – and now it has a new, subterranean claim to fame.

Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico. Image by Russ Bowling / CC BY 2.0

Government workers have discovered underground tunnels that were constructed around five hundred years ago, soon after the Spanish arrived, but then built over after a massive flood buried the city in mud. So far only 100 metres have been restored but it’s thought there are up to 10km of tunnels under the city and that a section could be opened to the public in coming years as Puebla heads towards its 500th anniversary in 2031. Read more: mexiconewsdaily.com

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