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“The most beautiful post office I have seen!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal

Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal
Calle Tacuba, 1 y Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
52-5-5102999
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Ranked #36 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The headquarters of the city's postal service, this huge castle-like structure is a striking architectural site.
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“The most beautiful post office I have seen!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

OMG what a place. I was mesmerised just by walking around. Can't believe it still functions as a post office with all its beauty. It takes 5 minutes to walk around and don't miss the beautiful golden staircase with caged elevators on both sides.

Visited October 2013
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“Palacio Postal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

the most gorgeous building in the city. The bronze revolving door was stolen.... Go upstairs too.

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“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This is one of Mexico's most beautiful buildings. Certainly the prettiest example of classical architecture in downtown Mexico City.

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“Wonderful Eclectic Style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

If you enjoyed the Palacio de Bellas Artes, have a look at the Palacio Postal, the Central Post Office, as the same architect, Italian Adamo Boari, designed both buildings and they are located across the street (Lazaro Carenas) from each other.

The building is a stunning and agreeable combination of a number of styles, with many interesting details such as the bronze lamps outside featuring gargoyles and dragons. The interior is quite lavish, with wrought iron and marble. The second floor contains a small Postal Museum.

Well worth a visit in my estimation. Admission is free.

Visited February 2011
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“You'll probably be passing by anyway so might as well take a look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The interior is pretty wonderfully Italianate, from the period when that was the popular style, totally original and restored not too long ago. There is also a tiny "history of the mail in Mexico" museum.

Thinking that this would be the best post office branch to send a letter to an address inside Mexico, I mailed a letter from here to a guy in Paracho, Michoacan, 300km away, and it arrived exactly 30 days later. Was that good or bad? I dunno......at least it got there.

Visited March 2011
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