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.

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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