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“Average Museum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)

Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)
Avenida Central, Calle 11 | Costado Oeste de la Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-287-6034
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
Monterey, California
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“Average Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was a good exhibit but I was expecting it to be bigger. You can take -no flash pictures, that was nice.

Visited September 2013
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Antigua
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“The best that there is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum is easily explored in half an hour. Guatemala has better museums as does El Salvador. It's centrally located but rather dark inside.

Visited December 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Well worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

It is a well curated collection. A little hard to find if you are not familiar with the city. It is on the toop floor of the INS building which affords you a view of the city and most of the central valley.

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Montreal, Canada
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“Jade artistry as well as stonework and volcanic art”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

There is beautiful jade artwork here and you will also find Pre-Columbian stonework and volcanic artwork. There is some overlap with the National Museum which has better explanations of the Pre-Columbian stonework and volcanic art. The lighting in the Jade Museum is really easy on the eyes. It is easily accessible within the 'tourist area'.

Visited April 2013
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“Rain bows in stone - the majesty of jade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

No not just another musem. The aray of colors captured in the jade carvinigs in the Jade Museum are amazing. Jade is not only green - but can be the colors of the rainbow. If one enjoys the beauty that can be created from stone this is a amazing place to visit and experience. Staff are extremely helpful and very glad you are there to see what they see daily.

Visited April 2013
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