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La Perla Cultural Corridor

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One morning in March 2003, a truck lost control and fell into a ditch in the pavement covering Calle Rodriguez and Avenida Hidalgo, breaking a vault. And had it not been for that peculiar incident, a six-meter high ('20 feet) and 4.5-meter wide (15 feet) underground canal that is now known as El Corredor Cultural La Perla (The Pearl Cultural Corridor) would not have been discovered.

This water channel, whose walls were covered with masonry, had limestone floors and a red adobe vault that was commissioned by businessman Feliciano Cobián, who needed to irrigate the lands of the “La Perla” hacienda as well as other wealthy villagers who also needed to irrigate their vegetable fields at the end of the 19th century. Later it was used as a sewage canal, and when it reached its maximum capacity, it was forgotten.

If you now wish to investigate what is in this underground tunnel that originally had a length of 1,200 meters ( 4000 feet ), of which only 420 meters ( 1400 feet ) can be traveled, go to Calle Cepeda and Avenida Juarez where its main entrance is located.

This tourist corridor was completely remodeled since its (re)discovery so now the curious visit it to discover in the special tours, the mysterious legends that this place has generated, admire the exhibitions, presentations, concerts or conferences that are carried in this unique scenario.

Inside it, you will also find restaurants and craft shops that will give a great ending to your stay here.

One morning in March 2003, a truck lost control and fell into a ditch in the pavement covering Calle Rodriguez and Avenida Hidalgo, breaking a vault. And had it not been for that peculiar incident, a six-meter high ('20 feet) and 4.5-meter wide (15 feet) underground canal that is now known as El Corredor Cultural La Perla (The Pearl Cultural Corridor) would not have been discovered.

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This water channel, whose walls were covered with masonry, had limestone floors and a red adobe vault that was commissioned by businessman Feliciano Cobián, who needed to irrigate the lands of the “La Perla” hacienda as well as other wealthy villagers who also needed to irrigate their vegetable fields at the end of the 19th century. Later it was used as a sewage canal, and when it reached its maximum capacity, it was forgotten.

If you now wish to investigate what is in this underground tunnel that originally had a length of 1,200 meters ( 4000 feet ), of which only 420 meters ( 1400 feet ) can be traveled, go to Calle Cepeda and Avenida Juarez where its main entrance is located.

This tourist corridor was completely remodeled since its (re)discovery so now the curious visit it to discover in the special tours, the mysterious legends that this place has generated, admire the exhibitions, presentations, concerts or conferences that are carried in this unique scenario.

Inside it, you will also find restaurants and craft shops that will give a great ending to your stay here.

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