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C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 | Barrio La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-232-3843
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The architecture is splendid, but the real fascination lies in the history of both the building... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
U2097BClaurenb
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Impressive Post Office

Interesting high styled building to photograph in San Jose as you wander the streets of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mas1958
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This 1917 building stands out from its bland surroundings.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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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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"post office"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"architectural building"
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"costa rica"
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"postcards"
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"corredor"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 U2097BClaurenb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank mas1958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the few outstanding buildings in central San Jose and also a working post office. Great place to send the postcard from Costa Rica. And, I suppose , it has an additional allure to stamp-collectors as there are philatelist gatherings in the...More

Thank acorna
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We saw the post office as part of our walking tour of SAN Jose. Externally the building is very ornate and pleasing to the eye. Internally it is a huge cavernous space. However , the most interesting part was the Post Boxes, in the days...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

edifice worth going to, it's like if you were going back in time, so much history to admire and to see.

Thank LUCILA T
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are windows that sell collection stamps that can also be used to mail postcards. The stamp selling windows are open Monday to Friday. The post office is open on Saturday mornings, but they don't sell stamps on Saturday - only price labels that are...More

Thank Carla A
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Interesting historical building in constant use for 100 + years. Still has many of the old original post office boxes with old Costa Rica emblem.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

Thank jcmettler40
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 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!

Thank vict0urs
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank Robert937
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