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.
- 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