Central Post Office Building

Central Post Office BuildingCentral Post Office Building
Casa de Correos y Telegrafos

Central Post Office Building

The Central Post Office was opened in 1897 and was responsible for all national and international correspondence. When technology developed and the telegraph was introduced to Peru it became the main relay station for all transmissions. At the beginning of the 20th century the building was completely remodeled to fit into the new European style Lima and received the first telephone switchboard in Peru. 

Exterior view Casa Correos y Telefrafos, Post Office

Detailed look at the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos, Lima's post office

Patio of the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos in Lima

Patio of the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos, Lima's old post office which houses today the Gastronomy Museum

Patio of the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos in Lima

Entrance to the old telegraph area where all national and international transmissions were sent from.

Patio of the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos in Lima

Lovely arcade with lots of shops behind the main post office.

Lima's Post Office at the end of the 19th century

Facade of the newly inaugurated Post Office at the end of the 19th century

Even though the beautiful building, actually one of the oldest post offices in Latin America, was a perfect place for the Postal and Philatelic Museum, it was closed down a few years ago. Since 2011 you find the Museum of Peruvian Gastronomy at the old Casa de Correos y Telegrafos leading you through over 2000 years of culinary richness in Peru.

Museo de la Gastronomia - Gastronomy Museum

Since March 2011 Lima's Post Office houses the Gastronomy Museum

Interior Casa de Correos y Telegrafos

Typical European style architecture inside the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos in Lima

Museo de la Gastronomia - Gastronomy Museum

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Bread baking in Colonial times

Museo de la Gastronomia - Gastronomy Museum, Pachamanca

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Typical cooking method in an earthern oven called Pachamanca dating back to pre-Hispanic times

Museo de la Gastronomia - Gastronomy Museum

Gastronomy Museum - Asian Influence on Peruvian food

Don't miss the rear of the building; the entrance is via the Pasaje Piura. A unique arcade with lots of small shops is waiting for you to be discovered.

General Info

Street: Jr. Conde de Superunda 170
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 09.00 am to 05.00 pm
Entrance Fees: Free

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