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Palacio Postal (Dirección General de Correos)

Palacio Postal (Dirección General de Correos) Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Tacuba 1, at Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, Alameda Central, Mexico City, 06000 | Map It
  • Phone: 55/5510–2999; 55/5521–7394
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Museum Tues.–Fri. 10–5:30, weekends 10:30–3:30; post office weekdays 8–6 (stamp window open until 8), weekends 8–3:30
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  • Subway: Bellas Artes
  • Location: Centro Histórico and Alameda Central

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