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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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506-232-3843
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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 20 November 2016
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Murmansk, Russia
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Lodi, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are walking around downtown San Jose stop in and mail a post card. This is a grand old post office building and makes an interesting sightseeing stop.

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Bijagual Turrubares
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sent a computer with them, it was a very good service I got the item safe and sound! I highly recommend this service!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 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 5 January 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 

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Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 23 August 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 17 May 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 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 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 20 April 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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