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Central Post Office (Museo Postal)

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 2956 5145
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Brings the beauty out of the plaza

This building really caught my attention as I walked around Plaza de Armas. It stands tall on one corner of the plaza and has a beautiful architectural design. Well worth stopping... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This building really caught my attention as I walked around Plaza de Armas. It stands tall on one corner of the plaza and has a beautiful architectural design. Well worth stopping by even if for a few pictures.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Rubbing shoulders with the Museo Nacional, the central post office was, if memory serves me right, built on the site of the former Governor's Palace. It's resolutely French neoclassic in style and dates from the late 19th Century. There's a superb philately section on your left before you reach the main hall, with a very attentive lady who will take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a working post office. There were stamp displays which if you are into collecting stamps I think would be quite appealing. The inside architecture is very nice. This building is right on the Plaza de Armas. It was quite busy inside.

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Pelham Manor, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The central post office is just off the Plaza de las Armas (across the street from the main plaza and next to a museum) and also can be entered off of one of the pedestrian passageways. Its architecture is beautiful, with interesting details. And the post office part is very nice, with comfortable chairs for folks to sit in if... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Located in the Plaza de Armas, a convenient visit that won't likely take longer than 30 minutes to an hour. You can buy postage for postcards in a small room at the front, cash only (marked "sellos"). Museum entry is free and there is a rather large collection of postage stamps from all over the world, organized alphabetically by country.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Go inside! Amazing.... still operating as the main post office! In magnificent condition! Well worth a visit! You can combine it with a quick look at the Cathedral at the same time... Good to contrast the two.

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mission viejo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Right in front of LA PLAZA, next to the Cathedral, this is a wonderfuly beautiful building! i didnt go inside but from outside its gorgeous

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The historic Correo Central building houses the postal service on one side of the historic building and a free museum on other side. There were some free advertisement post cards in the lobby where we quickly scribbled a couple of 'hi from Santiago' cards to our friends. A postal worker helped us with getting a ticket for the service queue.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a great place to visit if you're at Plaza Armas. It's right on the square and free! I didn't realize it still is a functioning post office as well. The exhibits include stamps from all over the world, alphabetized in displays that were easy to navigate and view. It also included old postal and communication equipment. The building,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

There is a little official cart in front of the Post Office where you can quickly buy stamps. Then you just drop your mail in the boxes attached to big iron gates.....Very easy, quick too!

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