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British colonial building.

With its Victoria Tower it used to be the tallest structure in Adelaide until the beginning of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
podrozniczka60
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New Jersey
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I will miss this place

A grand old building with an enormous main hall. Inevitably and sadly the developers will get to it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
traveller-eater
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Adelaide, Australia
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141 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With its Victoria Tower it used to be the tallest structure in Adelaide until the beginning of twenties century. The architecture is distinctively British colonial. The post office is still there - friendly and functional and we will use it for shipping some items home...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A grand old building with an enormous main hall. Inevitably and sadly the developers will get to it and turn it into a hotel

Thank traveller-eater
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The General Post Office and Adelaide Town Hall buildings in King William Street are fascinating examples of British colonial architecture. Research before you travel will enhance your understanding and your trip.

Thank daf57
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The post office design was the result of a competition in 1866 and the building as it stands built in 1872 was the result. The tower with its impressive clock called the Victoria Tower after Q.E. 2. It was the tallest building in Adelaide until...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Compared to several awfully ugly buildings in the area the good old post office is a jewel among them. Inside the old building is still an operational post office.

Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

The old General Post Office in the downtown of Adelaide is really still a beauty, built from a time when things were built to last. Not like these times. Check it out.

Thank James A
Reviewed May 21, 2018

It is nice to see these old magnificent building still in use, especially when being used for their original purpose. In Sydney the GPO in the CBD is now a hotel whereas in Adelaide it is still a post office. A very imposing building it...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Proponents of the Internet revolution think that traditional mail was already dead. Indeed, most of us don't remember when we wrote letters last time. However, the post is alive! It sells cards, toys and much more. You need to go here to see the wonderful...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed June 29, 2017

My Japanese friend was impressed by the fact that the postal business had continued in this beautiful building over 140 years, while Tokyo GPO was demolished and rebuilt within a multi-purpose skyscraper. She liked the idea of Australia Post Shop, where you can buy stationery,...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed January 17, 2017

A must visit for those whom enjoy architecture of bygone years. Still operating today as Adelaide's main post office and boasting originality it is worth a visit,

Thank Vicki C
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