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Correos de Costa Rica

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

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Beautiful architecture and Philatelic museum with Tourist office inside.

San Jose -boring city We were here half of day and not regret a single second that more.The look doesn`t stop on anything. The post office (Edificio de correos) is the exception... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 20, 2016
Murmansk, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Neo-classicist building with a touch of art deco from early 20th century. At the time an ultra-modern place with post and telegraph communications provision. These means are now part of the past and I wonder what the future destination of the building will be. No wifi, so probably not something related to modern communication.

Thank Robert937
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the Spanish have a fairly torrid reputation in Latin America for having stolen all the gold and done little else, they did of course leave a legacy of fine buildings with iconic style and often with a local feel. This is one such building and serves as a commanding structure in the central square. It makes an interesting contrast... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Is a very nice arhitectural building in a colonial style. In this buiilding you see the old and new Costa Rica. Outside and inside is decorate with huge white colomns from white marble. Must be a patrimonial objective, only to visit and to be a guide who must tell the story of this wonderful place. Also i sow one per... More 

Thank Nico S
Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

San Jose -boring city We were here half of day and not regret a single second that more.The look doesn`t stop on anything. The post office (Edificio de correos) is the exception that proves the rule.The architect of this building and neighboring - Edificio Herdocia is Catalan Luis Llach Llagostera. The style of them is combination art-deco and neoclassic. Edificio... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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