The nickname that was given to Mexico, City of Palaces, was not freely given. The streets of the historic center are formed by colonial buildings that have earned it the name. The Palacio de Correos is a clear example of this! Construction was completed in the early twentieth century, with displays of eclectic architecture that complements the landscape of the city.
In the nineteenth century, General Porfirio Diaz gave the commission to build the project to the Italian architect Adamo Boari, who was also responsible for the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Mexican engineer Gonzalo Garita. From the beginning it was planned as the headquarters of the central post office, and it was a requirement that the building have all of the aesthetic and technological advances of the time. Thus, this palace was two of the first elevators in the country.
The project took 5 years to be realized, lasting from 1902-1907, when it was inaugurated on September 17. Different styles can be seen as well as the use of different materials. The exterior is white quarry with Gothic elements, while its interior has gold tones and fine details in the ceilings, highlighting the central staircase as one of the most important elements of the building.
Declared an Artistic Monument on 4 May 1987, the Postal Palace of Mexico City houses on its fourth floor The Naval Historical Museum.
In addition to the small exhibition displays about the history of Mexican postal service, you can also enjoy chamber music concerts on saturdays morning.
Admission is free every day of the week from 10:00am. to 6:00p.m.
Address: Tacuba corner of Eje Lazaro Cardenas, Historical Center. Mexico City. Bellas Artes Metro station, line 2. Central Post Office Services: Exhibition on the history of mail in Mexico, sending mail and packages through Sepomex and Mexpost and concerts on Saturday morning.