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Correo Central de Lima - Historical Building Lima - Peru

Not just a post office, this very big and ornate edifice near the Palacio del Gobierno and Plaza de Armas is worth visiting simply for its architecture. The building also serves as a historical museum, complete with displays of notable stamps. The displays detail the importance of the Peruvian postal service as a hub of communications technology from its founding in the 19th century, when it provided the first telegraph, and later radio, services to the country. The interior is divided by a walkway under elegant metal arches. Be prepared for merchants who will very aggressively try to get you to purchase the postcards that they have for sale.


Pasaje Piura s/n and Jirón de la Unión, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Historical Building Types:
19th century architecture, Site of historic significance, Historic architecture

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:8:00 a.m.

Open Hours to:8:45 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on Sunday)

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Phone: 51-1-533-2005 / 5152

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Santuario De Santa Rosa De Lima, Iglesia San Pedro, Palacio de Gobierno, Iglesia de Jesús, Maria y José, Convento de Santo Domingo, Casa Aliaga and Iglesia La Merced.

By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
26 Jan 2012

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