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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
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Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Jade - the precious gemstone known as the 'stone of heaven' has been...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is relatively new. They have spent a lot of time and money creating really atmospheric galleries which almost give you the sense of being in the pre-columbian rainforest. There are some great interactive displays too, where you can touch replicas of artifacts. There are thousands of fascinating artefacts in superb condition. The exhibits go beyond jade and also... More 

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Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There are 6 exhibition floors altogether and you start with a few pieces of jade. The museum is far more than a jade museum. After you have learned everything about this semi-precious stone and seen an impressive collection of pre-Colombian masterpieces you learn very much about the native central-Americans and their culture. The halls are very well designed, the staff... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's in a brand new facility and still in the process of doing final touches, but the galleries are well designed, interactive which is great for children and adults alike. Very worthwhile and Monday's are open to the public for free!!!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This museum is new and gorgeous. It has SO many artifacts and not only of jade. The good condition of all the pieces they are displaying is astounding. They have lots of information about the pre-Columbian Costa Ricans. The one thing I wish is that they would have had more info about the individual items. They had some screens around... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As others have said, the building is impressive and very clean. The collection is wonderful but aside from info about Shamen there wasn't much narration. There is supposed to be an audio tour so that would help. There isn't just jade. There is pottery and stone, even ceramic items and lots of funerary items. I can only imagine that most... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum is located in an impressive building and there are five floors of exhibits about Colombian and Costa Rican life which we found interesting. Lots of lovely jade pieces and artefacts on pre-Colombian history. Well worth a visit

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fanstastic place to see the Jade collection. i love Jade that why i enjoyed with my family! Just incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There is a free area you can visit if you don,t have time to look at all 5 floors! Nice t shirts too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When I visited it the first time, a couple of months ago,. I could not believe such beauty inside with the jade collections! Marvelous! astonishing! I went once with my two grandchildren aged 4 and 8and they played all around with the many activities they have for children. They loved it!

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Northvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the new 5 story building is great!!! a work of modern architecture for San Jose! it is full of wonderful exhibits and collections. much more interactive then the former museum. there are touch screens and "touch walls" where you can feel the texture of replicas. right behind the museum is the best tourist Mercado in San Jose!!!! A city block... More 

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