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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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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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If you love art and history

This is one of the things you have to go and see while your are visiting or if you live in Costa Rica. This place is very close to everything downtown.....so, can pretty much see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was for us one of the most interesting museums to see. Beautifully laid out on 5 levels and chock full of gorgeous examples of Pre-Colombian ceramics and jade pieces, all in pristine condition. There was also a lovely exhibition of artwork by Costa Rican artists. One other thing - we were with a person who is disabled and in... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the things you have to go and see while your are visiting or if you live in Costa Rica. This place is very close to everything downtown.....so, can pretty much see it all. Now for the jade museum, fantastic. Makes you wonder how so called primitive people can make such a wonder full piece of art... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Walking on the rocky roads of Monteverde I found a nice green stone. After asking everyone about it I had to learn more about JADE. Turns out there is a kind of JADE called Jadeita. What I found may have not much value in the market but if it was handcrafted by indigenous people it became priceless. So, the Jade... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The 50 students I took to this museum were amazed to see everything they had studied in class, appear before their eyes. It is a beautiful way to learn about Pre-Colombian artifacts. There was even an archaeological site in which students were able to dig and discover, that was a great added feature! There were also lots of interactive, touch-screen... More 

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Rehoboth Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had once visited the Jade Museum, quite some time ago. It was an interesting museum in a not-so-special facility. However, it is now located in a new building and the entire exhibit seems new in all respects. It is now located fairly close to the tourist-y Nuestra Tierra restaurant, which is where we had just had lunch, prior to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nicely done - very modern, interesting, bilingual (Spanish/English ) displays help a wider variety of people understand the content. As others have noted, good entertainment value. I was on a solo trip and if I go back to San Jose with family or friends , this is one of the top 3 things to see in San Jose. I... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was hands down my favorite attraction in SJ. Excellent exhibit in a great building. Lots of fun interactive displays and so much to see and learn. All information in Spanish and English.

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were all pleasantly surprised by the Jade Museum. While the adults in our party were far more interested in visiting this cultural institution, the kids were not looking forward to the outing. That is, until they entered the exhibit. We knew it was a 'kid-friendly' activity, but the hands-on activities for the kids are quite excellent. Our 9 year-old... More 

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a really fun and interactive museum . There are five rooms on five different floors. Each room offers jade and it's historical significance from a different perspective. I enjoyed getting to feel and learn how it is found and then made into jewelry. Every new rooms offers a totally different ambiance and it was always a very pleasant... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A must see for families, couples, and all! Cameras are allowed! The museum holds the world's 3rd largest gold collection and is steeped in historical interpretive displays. There is also a very impressive history lesson of the Costa Rican colon' (money) and art work. Plan at least 2 hours to see it all. NOTE: be prepared for security screening at... More 

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Additional Information about Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)

Address: Avenida Central, Calle 11 | Costado Oeste de la Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-287-6034
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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