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Impressive place to mail a postcard

I came here to send a few notes back home and was impressed by the exterior, which I spent some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin F
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Toronto, Canada
I love this Post Office

And I hate going to the Post Office! Grand in architecture and efficient service made this a... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
JetCom
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New York City, New York
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This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
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C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 | Barrio La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-232-3843
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Reviewed 1 May 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 1 week ago

I came here to send a few notes back home and was impressed by the exterior, which I spent some time sketching. It's also something of a gathering place out front. The post office is very orderly and the staff will set you right politely...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 12 September 2018

You walking around downtown and wondering what places to visit. Well, this is one of those places that you should only walk by. What I like from this place is the Architecture. Please be careful !

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This post office makes you want to send a card to your friends: gorgeous from outside and beautiful inside. Check it out while you are walking in the downtown.

Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed 13 April 2018

And I hate going to the Post Office! Grand in architecture and efficient service made this a pleasant little trip. Conveniently located and easy to understand how to navigate, the line was not bad and the workers pleasant. All the better to send those postcards...More

Thank JetCom
Reviewed 2 April 2018

One of only a few historical building remaining in the city centre, this vast post office building has a resplendent facade. Inside there's quite a lot of security, mainly to watch the rows and rows of private post boxes. Outside the building it's a busy...More

Thank William899
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The entire building is eye-catching in San José. It‘s huge after going around but very elegant in the sunshine.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 27 March 2018

On our visit to the town centre we came across this absolutely beautiful building and were amazed to see it houses the post office.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 22 February 2018

While in downtown San Jose last week, I needed stamps for mailing postcards back to the U.S. I set out in search of the main post office, and found this splendid building, a blend of architectural styles - erected in 1917. In the plaza opposite...More

Thank redeco
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The architecture is splendid, but the real fascination lies in the history of both the building & the crazy Costa Rican way of describing addresses (which does not involve building numbers or street names/numbers)

Thank LaurenOPV
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Interesting high styled building to photograph in San Jose as you wander the streets of the city. A working post office! Some shops and restaurants close by.

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