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Lima Sights

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Updated 11/28/2012

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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.

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Jr. Camana 157, Lima, 01, Peru



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 8–5, Sun. 9–1. Museums Tue.–Sun. 9–5

Updated 11/28/2012


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