El Monte


Local residents from El Monte have the certainty that there’s a tunnel that joins the Convent of the Franciscans in the town’s main square with the house of the Carrera brothers in San Miguel estate, because some older families of the area tell stories of not only seeing it, but about being there, played there and finding armor and pieces of patriot uniforms.


If it exists, it would be one kilometer long, three meters deep and would go through the buildings that surround the civic center of the commune since the conquista period. Its size would’ve allowed riding a horse inside. The legend says that Jose Miguel Carrera choose that place to hide after the Desastre de Rancagua. But not only that, the tunnel was also the hiding place for Jose Miguel Rodriguez in his multiple revolutionary escapades.