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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.

Location:

Pasaje Piura s/n and Jir贸n de la Uni贸n, 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: Palacio de Gobierno, Santuario De Santa Rosa De Lima, Iglesia La Merced, Convento de Santo Domingo, Iglesia San Pedro, Casa Aliaga and Iglesia de Jes煤s, Maria y Jos茅.








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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