The tunnels underneath Guanajuato are just plain, well, crazy. I have never been to a city that features an underground tunnel system with car lanes, bus stops, side walks and lots of staircases leading up to ground level.
The tunnels are up to 100 years old and they were originally build under the city to divert the river. An insane feat of construction. When the river was later dammed, they turned them into main traffic thoroughfares (and awesome photographic locations). It means a lot of the traffic running through Guanajuato actually runs underground. It is really good fun to just wander a tunnel and pick a random staircase leading topside and see where you end up!
A trip to Guanajuato is not completely without some tunnel exploration and photography. The tunnels all have sidewalks and are perfectly walkable, there are even bus stops – just try to hold your breath and not get high on too many exhaust fumes!
Fantastic. I had never heard of this before.
Yeah me neither, I have not been in any other city that has a super elaborate tunnel system like this.
Great shots and stories. How did you hear of this place? Why did you decide to go there?
Thank you Cliff! I heard about Guanajuato through some other nomad friends and we decided it sounded amazing – and it was even better than expected!