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Monday, July 7, 2014

Manila Central Post Office

Manila Central Post Office

While I have seen it's facade many times already, I've been inside the Manila Central Post Office only twice- last May and yesterday. :)

Designed by Juan Arellano, the post office building was built in neoclassical architecture in 1926. It was severely damaged in World War 2 and rebuilt in 1946 preserving most of its original design.

The Manila Post Office was strategically located by Daniel Burnham at the foot of Santa Cruz Bridge (formerly Jones Bridge) because of two reasons. First reason was that the Pasig River can be conveniently used as an easy route for delivering mails and secondly, it can be accessible from all sides including Quiapo, Binondo, Malate and Ermita. source

My jaw dropped in the grandeur of this historical landmark. The intricate details, the high ceiling and the massive columns felt like being in Greece and Rome. 

This building is truly iconic. News of it being abandoned soon due to the high maintenance, saddens me. What will become of this heritage site in the near future? No one is sure. 

The building's main entrance faces the Liwasang Bonifacio.

Check more photos of my tour inside the Manila Post Office Building in our FB page.

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