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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... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Toronto, Canada
For no mail delivery it sure it grand

Hard to believe that it is such a grand building but for what? There are no addresses to deliver to... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2016
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 | Barrio La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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Reviewed May 17, 2016

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

Thank Andres S
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...More

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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.

Thank Jewellsmom
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...More

1  Thank Eloim-Ellis
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...More

Thank Chris B
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.

Thank tworns
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.

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed January 4, 2016

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

Thank tampico1
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...More

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