AAA Editor Notes
Main Post Office (Correo Mayor) is on the corner of Calle Tacuba and Av. Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, across from the Palace of Fine Arts (M: Bellas Artes, lines 2 and 8). It was designed by Italian architect Adam Boari—who also designed the Palace of Fine Arts—and has been in operation since 1907. It incorporates Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, Spanish and Venetian architectural elements and features an ornate exterior with intricately carved stone around the windows and along the roofline. The interior ironwork, staircases and furnishings were mostly imported.
On the second floor, the Philatelic Museum (Museo Filatélico) displays stamp collections and antique Mexican postal equipment, including enormous stamp machines that dispensed 1-centavo stamps. The post office is the point of reference for the city's street numbering system.