Palace of Communications

Palace of Communications

Luanda [São Paulo de Luanda], Luanda, Angola

Equipment and Infrastructures

This magnificent building with palatial characteristics is a unique model in Luanda and is marked by the fusion of the Baroque style, of the Italian School and of the Portuguese School. Its style, majesty, monumentality and palatial structure make it stand out among its surroundings to an extent that it was named Palace of Communications. It follows the tenets of eclectic architecture as it mixes masterfully the values of Baroque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the elegant decoration and conjunction of romantic classicism in a harmonious and balanced dialectic. It was built between 1921 and 1923 (known as the Radio Building) specifically to be the headquarters of the Post Office, Telegraph and Telephone Service. At present it is the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Located at Alfândega Street, no. 10-14, it was acknowledged as a National Monument by a dispatch published in Diário da República no. 205, of 31st August 1981.

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