Central Post Office (Museo Postal), Santiago
(3.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • By far, I believe that the building of the mail is the most beautiful square for its architecture and façade that make it very striking. 100% recommended his visit.
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  • located in the plaza de armas, in the Civic Center the central mail office has memories from its inception to the present day
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  • The architecture is beautiful and for fans of stamps and history, an attraction. Have stamps from all countries of the world. When you are in the Centre, leave the Cathedral and cross the street. Free and you visit a little of the history of posts and letters from Chile.
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