There are buildings in the mexican territory that with the simple fact of seeing them in a photo they call us to know them as soon as possible. It is the case of pensil tunnellocated in the mountainous area center of the Veracruz state.
Such architectural beauty, 133 meters long and nine meters high, was erected in the last decades of the 20th century, as part of the modernization undertaken by the Division of National Railways of Mexico.
Pensil tunnel, Mexican ingenuity
The creators erected the tunnel with arches in a curve that they had to correct so that two trains could pass at the same time, right in the section located between the stations The Kings Y The fortin.
By 1996, the complex and beautiful structure was awarded the Brunel Prize for National Design, awarded by the government of Denmark. Although three years before the organization Alcantara Bridge in Spain it had already been recognized as a jewel of the architecture and engineering.
The biggest tourist attraction of Atoyac
However, the names of the engineers and architects who made this work a reality, built on the river of the municipality of Atoyacthe closest to cordoba.
The Pensil Tunnel has become over the years one of the biggest attractions in the region, it even has a viewpoint from which you can go down to admire the waterfalls and turquoise river, as well as the caverns.
And like many people who have not been to the site, you may wonder if the train still goes through this tunnel, and the answer is positive, it is likely that during your visit you will see the heavy machine go through those tracks, something unforgettable.