"Edificio de Correos ? Palacio Postal" Mexico City Things to Do Tip by AnnaLupilla

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A group of architects and engineers headed by Italian architect Adamo Boari, who also played a main role in building the neighboring Palacio de las Bellas Artes, was in charge for the design and construction of Mexico City?s Main Post Office. It was built between 1902 and 1907 under control of engineer Gonzalo Garita.
The building is a combination of several styles ? Spanish plateresque and 19th century Spanish; Moorish features in the multifoil arches; Gothic in the cresting; Renaissance and Venetian elements in half-point arches and loggias ? which altogether create a harmonious and elegant esemble.
The façade is covered with yellow-rose quarry stone from the State of Hidalgo. Interior finishings, ironwork, banisters, electrical and hydraulic installations, telephones, elevators and general furnishing were mostly imported and were state-of-the-art equipment in the world.
The post office kept on working without interruptions since 1907, firstly as the site of the Mexican Postal Service and secondly housing the Museo Filatelico and several post offices. It is also the point of reference for street numbers, which increase in all directions as they move away from this building.

Address: Calle Tacuba & Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas

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  • Written Nov 23, 2005
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