Palacio Postal, Mexico City

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Observe the historic early 20th-century postal building Palacio Postal, known for its unusual architecture that incorporates a host of styles. Step inside and soak in the grandeur of stunning marble staircases and floors, with ornate pillars and ceilings. Still functioning, the post office is a good place from which to send a postcard back home, or purchase some stamps as a memento. To visit Palacio Postal on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City trip itinerary tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    The post office building is a remarkable building designed by an Italian architect. The entire inside is made with bronze decorations that take your breath away. Worth visiting. No queues.
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  • October 2, 2017
    One of the buildings that helps the city of Mexico, is known as "The city of los Palacios", at the corner of Tacuba and central shaft is this beautiful hard place which has gargoyles in the form of Dragon in its facade and a majestic lower staircase. Is still a post office!
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  • October 2, 2017
    A visit to the historic centre of the city of Mexico cannot be complete if you don't know this jewel. The building is beautiful and has a different architecture than the rest of the buildings in the area. Still works as a post office, so you can send letters and if you are a lover of Philately buy stamps.
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  • May 26, 2017
    What a way to celebrate snail mail! The building is a marvel to behold, every bit from the inside out is gorgeous. It also doubles as a museum for mail services in Mexico and it's history with other temporary galeries.
  • April 29, 2017
    A must see in Mexico! Amazing architecture. It IS a palace! Entrance is free (it's a post office after all) so don't miss it. A few exhibits inside.
  • May 10, 2016
    Also known as " Correo Mayor" this main postal office is home to one of the most beautiful stair cases in the world. It is open to the public and one can take pictures of the beautiful metal work alongside the railings and the fully functional original elevator. Definitely a must see and best of all is free of charge!
  • November 26, 2016
    A beautiful working post office. No more than 10-15 minutes.
  • May 1, 2016
    Another amazing building to visit and take a look of the details all over. Enjoy Mexico and its architecture! And so important to preserve traditional mail! Write something inspiring and send it from there!

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