Some of the Top Underground Cities Around the World

Living in Colorado for a few years now I have heard some of the controversy about whether Denver has an underground city. I did some searching and couldn’t find anything concrete, however I did find quite a bit of information about other cities around the world that do have underground cities. Thus, I decided to share this information and hope you may find it interesting too. If you know of, or want to share other underground cities, please feel free to share in the comments below.  We actually visited Bill Speidels Underground Tour in Seattle. It was cool Here are a few of the other cities I found:

Montreal, Canada

Montreal houses the largest underground complex in the world known as The Indoor City or La Ville Souterriane. Over 32 kilometers of tunnels contain shopping malls, subway stations, commuter train stations, apartments, condominiums, museums, universities, and even an amphitheater. The city started as an underground shopping mall and was expanded as Montreal’s subway system was built.

Derinkuyu, Turkey

Derinkuyu is located at depths up to 85 feet deep.  Their residents moved underground to escape invaders in Byzantine times as the Roman Empire was collapsing. The cities contained churches, kitchens, and wine and oil presses. Some historical sources indicate that underground cities may have existed in the area several centuries before Christ.

Kish, Iran

The city is really an aqueduct and transportation tunnel built about 1,000 years ago. The island contains one of the world’s 10 most beautiful beaches and many popular shopping malls. Today, this small Iranian island in the Persian Gulf is a very popular tourist attraction.

Coober Pedy, South Australia

Known as the opal capital of the world, this town is considered as an underground city because many of the residents live in caves. The residents moved underground because the temperature in the region often exceeds 40 degrees Celsius in the summer.

Leavenworth, Kansas

While this place is well known as the location of several prisons, what is less known, is the strange underground city. Many people heard of it only recently. Beneath the streets of this small Kansas town, residents discovered three blocks of abandoned storefronts, but people living in the town all their lives had no idea such place even existed.

Beijing China

Built as a vast bomb shelter located underneath China’s capital, Dixia Cheng was built during the 1970s when China’s leader, Mao Zedong, feared a nuclear war with his enemies in the Soviet Union. The city contained restaurants, theaters, schools, clinics, factories, a mushroom farm, and even a roller-skating rink.

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