Mexico City's main post office building, designed by Italian architect Adamo Boari and Mexican engineer Gonzalo Garita, is a fine example of Renaissance Revival architecture. Constructed of cream-color sandstone from Teayo, Puebla, and Carrara, Italy, it epitomizes the grand imitations of European architecture common in Mexico during the Porfiriato—the long dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876–1911). For many, it's one of Mexico's most splendid buildings. Downstairs,
the Museo del Palacio Postal shows Mexico's postal history.
Calle Tacuba 1, , at Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico City, 06000, Mexico
55-5510–2999-museum; 55-5521–7394-post office