Post Office Building, Castellon de la Plana
In the middle part of Avenida Rey Don Jaime, on the small Plaza Tetuan, there is one of the city's most beautiful landmarks-the post office building (Edificio de Correos de Castellón).
The building was built in 1932 by architects Demetrio Ribes Marco and Joaquín Dicenta Vilaplana.
The construction was carried out within the framework of a state program launched in 1909, which was designed to provide provincial capitals with a functional and beautiful post office building. Thanks to this, in many cities of Spain, the post office buildings are masterpieces of architecture.
The building is built in Moorish traditions, in the Neomudejar style, the facade is lined with artificial stone and decorated with numerous ceramic inserts and panels.
Ceramic panels depict angels, in this case symbolizing the delivery of mail "as on wings". The entrance portal is decorated with metal wrought-iron lanterns.
The national postal operator of Spain is called Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos, but it is popularly called simply Correos - "Mail". The agency has more than 10 thousand branches, where 63 thousand people work, processing 5.4 billion pieces of correspondence per year. It is one of the largest postal services in the world and, according to reviews, performs its functions quickly and efficiently. Indeed, I have seen many yellow scooters marked Correos in Spanish cities, and the post offices are open from early morning until late evening.