puebla This is a city that has various legends, one of the most famous of which is that under its streets there are tunnels that have been used for many years.
Despite the fact that for many years it was considered just a legend, until 2014, thanks to the reconstruction of the city’s pipes, the first tunnels were found, turning the myth into reality.
According to article Tunnels of Puebla, Dr. Carlos Montero Pantojapublished in Journal of Cuetlascoapan, found 15 different arch systems; however, only 10 kilometers of length have been restored, and 10 percent of them have been explored.
In 2016 during management Tony Galiwas opened Historical passage May 5which is a tunnel 477 meters long, is approximately three and a half centuries old, as it is believed that it may date from the second half of the 17th century.
Another discovery was Bubas bridge, a structure built in the 17th century and located in the Barrio de la Luz area in the city of Puebla. Although people confuse it with another dungeon, the truth is that it is an old bridge that crossed san francisco riverand connected to Hospital de las Bubas (syphilis).
After the construction of Heroes del 5 de Mayo Boulevard in the 1960s, after the pipe of the San Francisco River was laid in 1946, the bridge was completely hidden and remained so until 1999, thanks to some public excavations, the idea of saving and restoring it began to emerge.
returning to Historical passage May 5Some historians claim that this tunnel was used by the Jesuits expelled from the College of the Holy Spirit, in addition to playing an important role in May 5th battle..
Another legend says that JJuan de Palafox and Mendozamodern nuns Sor Juana Ines De La Cruzthe famous Gutierre de Setina and his beloved Doña Leonora, as well as Porfirio Diaz and many other famous characters traveled through the secret tunnels that intertwine in the bowels of the city of Puebla.
After these finds, it is said that the Puebla Cathedral is also connected to these tunnels, even two years ago, the media reported the discovery of secret tunnels under the city’s basement.
However, this conclusion was refuted, since, according to the researchers National Institute of Anthropology and HistoryThese alleged “tunnels” were actually underground facilities built with modern building materials.
So far, researchers have denied the existence of more secret tunnels because, according to a Mexican historian and journalist Enrique Cordero and Torresfrom the thirties of the 20th century, if they existed, they began to be destroyed by drainage work, and some were reused as ossuaries, citing ossuaries as an example temples of Carmen and La Merced.