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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 November 6, 2018
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 April 13, 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look at the photos. It's a fab early 20th century building and you are sure to see it as you walk, bus or taxi by. Admire both the building and the spectacularly insensitive skyscraper planting which overshadows ot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Perrygrinate
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colin F
Reviewed September 12, 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 !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LongF k
Reviewed July 4, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed April 13, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JetCom
Reviewed April 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank William899
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed March 26, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed February 22, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed February 18, 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)

Date of experience: February 2018
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