Around 30 m deep under the waves of Nezahualcoyotl Reservoir there is an eerie town called Quechula, founded back in 1600s. The town was abandoned due to a plague in the 18th c and afterwards flooded as a result of the construction of Malpaso Dam in 1966. In 2002, the town’s grandiose church known as the Temple of Quechula or the Temple of Santiago have emerged from the waters of the reservoir for a first time and it reappeared again in 2015.
It stands on the water’s surface eager to tell us about the ancient history of one civilization. Visitors can even walk inside the church because of the low water levels.