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“Beautiful architecture and Philatelic museum with Tourist office inside.”

Correos de Costa Rica
Ranked #24 of 138 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
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 de correos has green facade with Corinthian pilastres. The central element - arch with the angels bearing the Coat of arms of Costa Rica. It`s interesting that the number of volcanos in it changed some times during Costa-Rica`s history.The Philatelic museum was opened in 1985 on the 2-nd floor of the building. And, of course, there`s the Tourist office what important for every tourist.

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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
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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 Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, in 1915. Designed by architect Luis Llach in neo-Renaissance style with French influence, the façade has a distinctive green hue and Corinthian pilasters and columns. Cherubs adorn the central arch and guard Costa Rica’s national coat of arms. A statue of President Juan Rafael Mora Porras stands at the entrance. The building now serves as a telegraph and mail museum, well worth a visit for architecture lovers.

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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
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