Museo Filatelico, Lima, Peru
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Museo Filatelico, Lima, Peru

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Front of the museo filatelico (originally the main post office in Lima) and back of the "Palacio municipal" (city hall in english).

This is a little street right behind the Plaza de Armas in the historical center of Lima.

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