Guatemala Post Office Building, Guatemala City

Guatemala Post Office Building, Guatemala City

The Guatemala Post Office Building is the general management office for the Guatemalan postal service. Known as the Palacio de Correos in Spanish, it is located in Zone 1 of Guatemala City and is currently home to the Museum of Posts, Telegraphs, and Philately of Guatemala.

Construction on the building began in 1937 and was completed in 1940. It was designed in the Neo-Colonial architectural style, with two buildings linked by an arched pedestrian bridge. That bridge was inspired by the Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua, Guatemala.

Visitors to the museum will see a Postal room with accessories dating to 1932. Items include phones, postcards, and unique stamps, along with a post office motorcycle and bicycle used for distributing mail.

The Telegraphic Room allows visitors to attempt making their telegraphs, while the Philatelic Room is a must for stamp collectors. This room offers an assortment of unique stamps and shows items used over the history of stamp collecting.

The building was declared a National Monument in 1981.

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Guatemala Post Office Building on Map

Sight Name: Guatemala Post Office Building
Sight Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala (See walking tours in Guatemala City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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