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. Put Central Post Office (Museo Postal) into our Santiago trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santiago.
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  • Worth to pay a visit, even for a short time. Beautiful and bright building with a little museum of stamps and copywriters.  more »
  • The Central Mail Tower is located in the centre of San Diego, near the city of Arles, it's a great building building, and it's interesting to have a Christmas tree wrapped up in a Christmas tree for the coming Christmas.
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  • A cute building full of history and culture in the heart of santiago. It is good to do a guided tour, because you might, like me, you miss some stories of this museum... but be guided or not, it is a good ride...
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