This Free Guided Tour Lets You Marvel at Another Juan Arellano Masterpiece

Learn about our postal heritage!

( Two Art Deco buildings in the Metro have been getting all the buzz in the past years: the Manila Metropolitan Theater in Lawton and the newly restored Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Vito Cruz. Both buildings are by renowned architect Juan Arellano, but another heritage structure he designed is also a masterpiece in itself: the Manila Central Post Office just in front of the Manila Metropolitan Theater. On December 21 at 9 a.m., you have the chance to go explore this historic place through the Royal Postage Heritage Guided Tour by the Philippine Philatelic Federation and PHLPOST. 

PHOTO BY Uwe Aranas
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The half-day tour will begin with trivia games and raffles to get the ball rolling, then talks and lectures on philately (that’s the collection of postage stamps, if you don’t know it yet), as well as the history of the Philippine postal system. 

In this tour, you’ll be able to see the facilities, the post office box, how the department sorts mails, plus future exciting plans like a museum and a gallery for visitors to check out. The experience ends at the shop, where you can buy souvenirs to remind you of your visit. The tour is appropriate for curious minds of all ages. 

 To register, just go to the tour’s Facebook Events page and mark yourself as "Going" to be included in the head count. 

The Royal Postage Heritage Guided Tour is on December 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila City.

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