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San Jose Sights

Correos de Costa Rica (Central Post Office)

  • C. 2, Avdas. 1–3 Map It
  • Barrio La Merced
  • Government Building

Updated 04/10/2014

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The handsome, carved exterior of the post office, dating from 1917, is hard to miss among the bland buildings surrounding it. The lobby and the small pedestrian plaza in front are a perpetual beehive of activity.

Museo Filatélico. Collectors should stop at the second-floor museum for its display of historic stamps. Early-20th-century telegraphs and telephones are also on display. Admission is the purchase (downstairs at one of the post-office windows) of a prepaid postcard sufficient for mailing to North America. Correos de Costa Rica, C. 2, Avdas. 1–3, 2nd fl., 10101. 2223–9766. Weekdays 7:30–6, Sat. 8–noon.

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C. 2, Avdas. 1–3, San José, 10102, Costa Rica

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  • Weekdays 7:30–6, Sat. 8–noon

Updated 04/10/2014


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