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Precolumbian Gold Museum

Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica (Formerly Gold Museum (Museo del Oro))
506-243-4202
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
89%
Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This museum has beautyful golden artifact that date back from local Indian tribes of Costa Rica. A country with a long and interesting history. greetings Déderick

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a fascinating collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. The collection is well laid out with lots of explanatory material on how people lived and performed their daily tasks. I highly recommend it and would like to go back. Leave your large back packs behind - you will have to leave them on a locker.

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Vancouver, Canada
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum is surprisingly well done considering the surrounding neighbourhood. The entrance fee includes access to the Numismatics Museum ("money museum"). That part was mildly interesting, but really only for a few minutes unless you're a collector. The real reason to go is the downstairs Gold Museum. It is modest-sized but you probably want to set aside an hour to... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It has incredible, beautiful and impressive amount of gold artifacts from hundreds of years. All very well organized and exposed, so you'll find history and art. Add to that the fact that the building itself is modern and impressive. And it's underground! You'll walk looking for the museum and will only see a plaza next to the theater. Gold is... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Marvelous collection, if you are downtown San Jose I highly recommend you visit this museum. Great time

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Costa Rica
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When visitng San Jose do not miss visitin this marvelous place, a temple of the precolombian art. Childre lear to admire and to respect the indian culture and the beauty of iot art.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum in located in Downtown San Jose at Plaza de la Cultura (Cultural Square) or more properly beneath the Square. In fact is in a huge vault 3 levels underground with an impressive collection of precolumbian gold art, all explanations are both in Spanish and English in a very clever set up that use low levels of light in... More

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

A big collection of precolombian gold. With lot of options to look for. Great place to visit for the whole family

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Shamong, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Little weird getting to by walking the entrance is down stairs kinda underground. We found it and walked around about 2hrs. Lots of interesting items to see. Me and my husband liked it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A well managed museum with a large collection of pre-columbian artifacts,we didnt have much time since we arrived by ship for a day tour, our guide gave us a quick 1 hour tour and we enjoyed it very much. Museum is underground and right by the National Theatre in central San Jose.

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