Palacio de Correos de Mexico
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A Postal Palace
A Stunning Post Office?
A Postal Palace
A Stunning Post Office?
A Postal Palace
Mexico City's Palacio de Correos, the capital's main post office, dates from the days of President Porfirio Diaz, who inaugurated it in 1907. The design is an eclectic mix of styles, with Moorish, Spanish and Venetian Renaissance, Neoclassical and Art Deco details, all supported by a steel frame that has allowed the building to survive earthquakes and subsidence that have claimed other buildings. It's free to wander around—the building is still a functioning post office—and it's convenient to other sights in the historic center (the Palacio de Bellas Artes is right across the street).
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A Stunning Post Office?
Mexico's City "Main Post Office" is located in the historic center, on the Eje Central (Lazaro Cardenas) near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The building was constructed at the very beginning of the 20th century. Its architectural style is highly eclectic, of various styles, elements, materials and ornaments. The landmark still functions as a post office, and is open for wandering. Take the elevator to the top to visit its maritime museum. Colombia & Mexico City trip report: http://bit.ly/1ebCLgc
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