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Address: C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 | Barrio La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-232-3843
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This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.

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Beautiful architectural building!

I'm not sure you would go here unless you are into stamps or require the need of a post office. However, it's well worth going inside and enjoying the architecture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
44Cheryl2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not sure you would go here unless you are into stamps or require the need of a post office. However, it's well worth going inside and enjoying the architecture.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very impressive architecture and busy place, close to many other places you might want to visit when in downtown.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Constructed five years after Titanic’s voyage to the bottom of the sea, this grand building was constructed in 1917. The full name is Edificio de Correos y Telégrafos de Costa Rica, and I imagine in the day telegraph devices clicked away sending and receiving news reports about the world war encompassing Europe, and drawing America into its grips after the... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Hard to believe that it is such a grand building but for what? There are no addresses to deliver to and from everyone I talk to they never get their mail. HUGE, ornate building in the middle of San Jose.

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Costa Rica
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful architecture is a great spot to stop and experience the true essence of San Jose. Correos de Costa Rica or the National post office is the main hub where all international mails arrive in the county. It's a beautiful Spanish structure. There is a little plaza just across where you can simply sit and watch the ambiance as... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The post office is a wonderful old building but the security company that provides the guards are thugs. It started to rain out so I decided to sit on a step that was not in use and was closed off by a gate. The security thug came over yelling and began to hit a handrail close by. The post office... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Historic building in the city center. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you are a history and architecture lover, this place is worth the visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Walked by here and noticed the interesting architecture of this building, It was closed so unfortunately couldn't go inside. Worth a look around even at the outside if you are in the area.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Al buildings in San Jose are architercturally interesting, the problem downtown is all the garbage! Sad!

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Auburn, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I found this place not to be very user friendly. If you are going to mail packages home, be sure you put in a box first and tape it up. They do not provide boxes like do in the United States. When paying for postage they only accept Master credit cards or Costa Rica Colons. And if you don't speak... More 

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