Monday, June 25, 2012

Manila Central Post Office | Manila Heritage Tour

Finally, this is it!! One of my bucketlist.. Natupad na rin.. Its been a long time since nakapasok ako sa building na ito, kung di ako nagkakamali grade 1 ako noong nakapunta ako sa gusaling ito. Ang Manila Central Post Office.

What is the story behind this Neo-classical  building? What is the history? What are inside?

Here are the answers to those questions:

Manila Central Post Office is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Manila,located at Liwasang Bonifacio Plaza (now known as Plaza Lawton).

This neoclassical architecture was designed by architect Juan Marcos de Guzman Arrelano,Ralph Duane and Tomas Mapua (founder of Mapúa Institute of Technology)  in 1926.

This building was destroyed during the world war II and was reconstructed last 1946 after the war ended.

Sir Lawrence Chan discussing about the History of PhilPost

What is inside the Manila Central Post Amenities?

The working place for the mails..

Warehouse Unit

The Postal Museum

The Classic typewriter

The evolution of Petron Gasoline

Inside Manila Central Post Office

Ground Floor : Bureau of Customs Office

The Stamp collectors, bidding for the stamp and postcard.

Lecture time for the Postal Office History and Manila History

The interesting neo-classical design 

Greek inspired Ionic Columns

Before I forget, I wanna thank Lawrence Chan of Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club, who conduct a free Postal Heritage Walking Tour which they held every third Sunday of the month.

| Post Sign : Sir Lawrence mentioned that the Post Office Building will soon be rehabilitated into a 6 star hotel by a foreign investor.

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  1. hindi pa ko nakakapunta diyan hahaha! pero dahil sa post na to para na rin ako nakapasyal! naks!

  2. Sayang naman ung building... napabayaan lng...

  3. Yey! Naka-schedule na ako for this with Sir Lawrence. Dapat nung March pa pero na-busy lang talaga.

  4. Lets just look at things nalang in a positive perspective I hope lang na mapreserve parin nila yung original na structure ng Manila Central post office. I understand na nabili na sya ng kilalang kumpanya in Singapore pero ok na yun kesa naman mabulok lang at hindi na maayos pa.

  5. aw. magiging hotel na pala siya soon.

  6. ganda ng place ksao parang mejo spooky haha parng my mga mumu na

  7. well now I can relate, I am very familiar with the Manila Central post office, that was really a very old building pero ang ganda ng structural design :)

  8. wow, ang ganda pala sa loob:) gang labas lang napuntahan ko jan...accidental lang...naligaw ako and jan napadaan, tapos bumuhos ang malakas na ulan..walang nagawa kundi magpatila ng ulan sa facade ng building na iyan. nostalgia mode tuloy ako :)

  9. Thanks for the wonderful article and photos of the Philpost compound. I am again inviting everyone for an afternoon of tour inside the Philippine postal Corporation compound . Our tour is usually conducted every third sunday of each month . Try to visit the building before it will be converted into a six star hotel very soon !

  10. This has always been an interesting historical place. Nice pictures! :)

  11. May museum pala dyan? Sa working place na yan, dyan nangyayari ang maraming kababalaghan (pagbubukas ng parcels and packages...sad). Mabuti na rin yung nabili ang building ng private company. at least pape-preserve or even enhance the structural design. Wala kaseng pera ang gobyerno para dyan.

  12. I think we pass this building when we visit Manila just this month.