My brother recently came back from a trip to Prague. Among all of his stories of his adventures at the theater, walking the city, and seeing family, a story came up where he said he was driving across the city and reached a tunnel that went on for miles and miles.
I was surprised to hear this because when we were in Prague I had never seen or even heard anything about such a large tunnel system and was wondering how we could have missed such a big part of the city.
I decided to do some research and found out that this tunnel system is actually called the Blanka tunnel complex and though they started work on it in 2007, the tunnel did not even open till September 2015 which explains why we did not see it.
The tunnel basically runs the length of Prague but was made specifically to prevent traffic build-up in the center of Prague. Reaching 5,502 meters (3.4 mi) long, it is the longest road tunnel in the Czech Republic and the longest city tunnel in all of Europe. Inside, the tunnel has huge fans to keep the air moving.
With exits at almost every main street, the Blanka tunnel is one of the easiest and not to mention fastest ways to get around Prague. Check out some of the awesome photos of the construction and finished tunnel.
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