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Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)

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Address: Avenida Central, Calle 11 | Costado Oeste de la Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-287-6034
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Jade - the precious gemstone known as the 'stone of heaven' has been...
Jade - the precious gemstone known as the 'stone of heaven' has been cherished for millennia and is believed to possess mystical powers, immortality, and invincibility. This is a place where visitors could indulge themselves with jade and be mesmerised by the sheer nature of these heavenly stones. A visit to the Jade Museum would definitely be a favourable experience and they do have an extensive range of souvenirs in jade which one could adorn themselves with or for gifts to their loved ones.
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

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The Exhibits In Operation Were Great!

We visited with 3 kids and we were really happy with the visit. Although the main hall seems a bit odd and off-putting, like it was not a well visited or worthy visit, once we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
nkozel
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Minnesota
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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Jade is not native to the area and was brought down by the native groups. A lot of the objects and information was repetitive. Lots of pottery too.

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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Other reviewers gave kudos to this museum and they were right. It is very well done with an impressive collection of artifacts and fun interactivity with displays, some of which are still a work in progress. The facility is so new that the gift shop hasn't even opened yet. So much to take in and learn that one visit is... More 

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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited with 3 kids and we were really happy with the visit. Although the main hall seems a bit odd and off-putting, like it was not a well visited or worthy visit, once we got to the second floor and above, the museum was very entertaining. The kids were very interested and really took their time with the informative... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Five floors of Jade and Pre-Columbian history and objects, well worth the time and money. You may want to start on the fifth floor and work you way down to the first floor.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Truly enjoyed a visit to the Jade Museum. The new location makes it more accessible and attractive to the visitor. Magnificent display of our heritage. The exhibits are well planned and executed. I recommend it for locals and foreigners alike.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The collection on precolumbian artifacts was impressive. Wished they had more jade Good chronology and history of the artifacts. It was a very nice museum with well described and annotated though often only in Spanish.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum was great. The displays were in both Spanish and English. I learned a lot about jade and how it can be used.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The new Jade Museum in San Jose Costa Rica is a must see. The old museum was in an multi use office drab building. Now in a purpose built beautiful new building with innovative exhibits, many of them interactive.

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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

i think we paid about $15 each entrance fee for the museum. The building is beautiful and looks recently renovated. Tons of technology incrporated in the displays but not a lot of information about the different pieces and their functions. There was a school trip there when we were and the children looked entertained by the interactive portions. My favorite... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is in an office building and occupies a floor, so not too big but has some pretty things to see. If you have an extra hour or two-check it out!

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