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Correo Central

Correo Central Review

Inaugurated in 1924, this regal structure looks more like a palace than a post office. You can buy a postcard or send a package, but most people come to admire the exuberance of an era when no one thought twice about placing bronze angels atop a civic building. At one time locals deposited letters in the mouth of the bronze lion by the front doors. About half of the building is given over to two museums: the Casa de la Gastronomía Peruana, dedicated to the country's culinary traditions, and the Museo Postal y Filatélico, which displays its stamps. The museum entrance is on Jirón Conde Superunda, whereas the post office entrance is on Jirón Camana.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Jr. Camana 157, El Centro, Lima, 01
  • Phone: 1/427–9370
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8–5, Sun. 9–1. Museums Tue.–Sun. 9–5
  • Location: El Centro
Updated: 11-28-2012

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