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Correos de Costa Rica

C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 | Barrio La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-232-3843
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Ranked #20 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Government Buildings
Description: This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Architecturally worth a visit! One of the nicest colonial buildings in San Jose. Centrally located and easy to find.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On our walk around San Jose, we ended up on a very narrow street that led us to this beautiful building. Only downside in my personal opinion is the yellow color and the thousands of pigeons surrounding the area. Definitely watch out for them perched up in branches all around you! A must see if walking around the downtown area... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The central post office in downtown San Jose is an interesting example of old, traditional Costa Rican architecture, and is worth passing by if you are going to be downtown anyway. There is a cafe in the back so you can stop and enjoy a cup of coffee while you are there. Probably not worth a special trip to see,... More

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Portland, Maine
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71 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was more of a trip to get stamps. However I am very surprised to see it listed as a thing to do. The exterior is very elaborate. The paint on the exterior is of a finish that shows up blemishes. Someone should have chosen the proper finish. It's like a wee little injustice to the building. The post office... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

i enjoyed looking at the many design styles that make the exterior of this building so special. The city of San Jose are refurbishing all of their historic buildings.

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fort worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Definitely a very unique architectural building. Even the people who work at the post office are should I say unique. Went to San Jose Costa Rica in March with one of my goals to mail postcards from there back to the States and Europe. After waiting in line I looked to purchase 25 post card stamps. It turned out though... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A must see for everyone visiting San Jose. It's open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm. You can go inside and no one will bother you. You can request to talk to some one to know more about the building. There are security guards at the main entrance and also inside. At the lobby is common to... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

you can receive mail here for a small charge. postal rates are high but the service is good. great architecture.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The building contains all the services you would expect from a post office. I have been coming here for decades, and I always mail my postcards from here. The staff is very friendly and efficient.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The architecture of this building is immensely impressive, but the museum is small and only deserves a quick visit.

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