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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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I think this was a little over priced but interesting and the staff were friendly. It's right in the heart of down town San Jose.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I think this was a little over priced but interesting and the staff were friendly. It's right in the heart of down town San Jose.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I am a Spanish teacher who visited the museum with 6 colleagues. We were very pleased with the experience. The cost was not outrageous, and the content was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed the way that each floor (level) of the building contained unique exhibits encompassing a common theme. The information for each piece was abundant and clear. I would love... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

THis is one of the top museums in San Jose. THis is very well laid out and pleasant. Very informative. You can't leave San Jose without seeing this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went there just to see a museum in downtown San Jose and this museum surpassed my expectations 110%. They have 5 floors worth of lots of interactive media, pieces of art, and also kids sections. The price is $15, which is a little high, but it is definitely worth every single penny!!!

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Jade Museum was a beautiful experience, but it is definitely not for kids. It is way too not-interactive, if you want to entertain your kids "El Museo de los Niños" is the best way to do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This museum is one of the best in San José! There are 5 levels of artifacts to see and it ranges from jade to gold to pottery. The placement and visual animations used are among some of the best in the world. It's worth the money and time to go and see the Jade museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Museo de los Niños is a children's museum, located in the capital of San José, Costa Rica. It contains interactive displays educating children in various topics from Astronomy and the natural planet and ecology to science, human life and communications located in some 39 rooms. its located just behind the biggest bus terminal bus ( Gran Terminal del Caribe)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The interactive nature of the museum was a plus. It was not just about the jade, but went into different aspects of life before the arrival of Europeans. Downside: discussed indigenous populations in a very general, oversimplified way, and there was not a lot of information about the individual pieces of jade or other artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Impressive peace of architecture from outside. The organisers of the content presentation had some ideas in mind. But when you enter you are lost. They present just something. The showcases are without any explication, to understand the historic context. The multimedia tools were no synchronised with the presentation in the showcases. In any case worth to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A lot of stuff with little context. Needed a proper tour to get much out of it. Go if you have time to kill otherwise skip it.

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Additional Information about Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)

Address: 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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