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 Jir贸n de la Uni贸n, Central Lima
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
Phone: 51-1-533-2005 / 5152