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The architecture of this jaw-dropping, century-old post office is absolutely worth seeing when you visit Mexico City! The post office was first built in 1907 when the mail system was separated from the governmental operations. Today, the Palacio Postal is still operating! If you’re looking to stop by this historic landmark, please be aware of the hours and plan your trip accordingly, especially on weekends. It is open from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and only 10am-2pm on Sundays. During the week it is open from 8am-7:30pm.
The Postal Palace (Palacio de Correos de México) is an architectural treat. In mixed Art Nouveau, Spanish Renaissance Revival, Plateresque, Spanish Rococo style, Elizabethan Gothic, Elizabethan Plateresque, and Venetian Gothic Revival there’s a lot to look at. Noteworthy elements are also Moorish, Neoclassical, Baroque, and Art Deco.
Built by the Italian, Adamo Boari and Mexican, Gonzalo Garita in 1902, the building opened in 1907 in the waning years of the Porfirato. It was intended, then as now, as a main city post office. To be fair, upon its introduction, the notion of a national postal system was considered extravagant, too.
The Postal Palace is stock full of gargoyles, marble ornaments, and elaborate plaster work. Staircases are made of Mexican marbles and the bronzes were cast in the Fonderia Pignone in Florence, Italy. The clock in the main building was imported from Germany by the Dienner Brothers and La Perla jewelers. This needed to be re-assembled in Mexico, with rope mechanisms, electrical devices, and hydraulic transmissions for pulleys, counterweights, and cables. And of course, there’s a six-bell chime.
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