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Post Office hours and art shop?


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Can anyone tell if if the post office in Santiago is open on saturdays? and possibly what kind of times (fri-sat?)

also i really need to buy some watercolour painting paper, does anyone know of an art shop, maybe walking distance from the centre?

Thanks for any help! :D


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Hi there,

The Santiago Post office is open from 08:30 to 20:30 (no break) on weekdays, and 09:30 to 14.00 on Saturdays. Sundays and holidays the post office is closed.

Regarding your painting paper, I would try a bookstore called "Follas Novas" located here. They may not have it, but I think they would know were to send you. Plan B would be to ask at the tourist office (100 meters up from the pilgrims office).

Greetings from sunny Santiago,


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in case anyone else is looking for art supplies (you never know-and who wants to carry them around!) i got some watercolour paper in a papeleria on the same street as the bookstore mentioned above however i later discovered a papeleria (am i spelling that right?) on a corner very near the cathedral with plenty of art supplies. on the corner of Rua Do Castro directly up the hill behind the cathedral form the pilgrims office.



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