Mexico City’s Magical Main Post Office Will Leave You in Awe

The postal palace building in Mexico City. Photo by mardzpe/Depositphotos

If you’ve never considered checking out post offices in each new city you visit, it’s probably because you’ve never been to Mexico City. Its main post office, commonly known as Palacio Postal, is one of the city’s best-hidden gems, and sending postcards and letters isn’t the only reason to visit it.

Located just across the street from Palacio de Bellas Artes, this is one of the most impressive spots you can visit in Mexico City, free of charge. Its doors are open between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on workdays; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, but you should try to avoid peak hours if you’re trying to take amazing photos.

Mexico City’s Postal Palace is safe haven for architecture lovers visiting Mexico because its building is quite unique. It’s been around since 1907, and it’s best known for mixing together several different styles, ranging from Spanish and Venetian Renaissance to Baroque and Art Deco style.

Its exterior will take your breath away with its sprawling staircase, domed glass ceiling, slender columns, marble floors, and countless golden elements. Every corner of this building looks straight out of a fairy tale, and you should definitely consider checking it out while in Mexico City and send a couple of postcards to your loved ones at home.