Klaipėda, as a port city engaged in commerce, has long been an important postal route point; therefore, the building of the Central Post Office remains one of the most famous and probably the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city to the present day. This impressive red-brick structure consists of three buildings: a two-storey post office with mansards flanked by two one-storey buildings, one of which used to accommodate a warehouse and a stable, and the other one, a stagecoach depot. The structures were built of red clinker brick with green-glazed ceramic details adorning the cornices of the base and the tops of the pediments and the fence posts. Though the ensemble combines three architectural styles, the predominant one is neo-gothic, with high pediments featuring openwork and stepped structure with pointed arch openings and niches, as well as three-leaf and four-leaf decorative elements. The hall of the post office also features an ornate interior decor.
The tower of the post office building also houses the Klaipėda Carillon equipped with 48 bells, which was first installed in 1987. The sound of the bells of the Klaipėda Carillon, a powerful voice of the city, may be heard not only every Saturday and Sunday at noon, but also on public holidays. Every time the bells sound, the city is engulfed in a specific mood. An especially nice and cosy place to listen to the music of the bells is the yard of the Clock Museum next to the Carillon. The performances with this unique instrument are given by Kęstutis Kačinskas and Stanislovas Žilevičius, as well as by other national and foreign carillonists.
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