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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  • 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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  • Edificio del Correo Central (Santiago Post Office) is the oldest building in Santiago. Pedro de Valdivia, the leader of the Spanish Conquistadores and the founder of Santiago, built his house on this ...  more »
  • One of buildings that give Plaza de Armas its absolute charm. Inside done in a bit but still you have to value this lovely tressor.  more »

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