Central Post Office (Museo Postal), Santiago

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If you're interested in architecture or philately, visit Central Post Office (Museo Postal). Designed by Ricardo Brown, the French-style building with an ornate white facade still functions as a post office, but also features a postal museum. It was built in 1882 on the spot where Pedro de Valdivia, the founder of the capital city, had built his home centuries ago--and some of the original walls from his house are still standing today. Visit the museum portion of the building to acquaint yourself with Chile’s postal history, see different types of old communication equipment, and to view a large collection of interesting stamps from all over the world. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Santiago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Central Post Office (Museo Postal) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Located next to the PLaza de Armas, this building of mail from Chile, from where you can buy stamps to send postcards, give a little traveled by the halls and its architecture.
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  • This museum was a total surprise. We entered the central post office to buy stamps and found the entrance of the museum in a corner. So many artefacts from old post office are displayed as well as man...  more »
  • I love the collection of stamps. If you like Philately is a beautiful place. Back to the not-very-distant history being in that place.
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