This is a must see of pre colonial history. 5 floors full of pieces and descriptions. A must see.There are jade;gold;stone;and pottery works. I spent a couple hours there but could have taken more time.
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Surpassed all of our expectations! A beautiful museum with so much to see. Yes, it has jade, but there's also exhibits on pre-Columbian life, spiritual practices and more. The best pre-Columbian exhibit I've personally seen. Very kid-friendly, too.
The guidebooks all said this was a top attraction in San Jose so I did it on my first day. It's not bad to be fair but certainly not the most enjoyable thing I did in the city. It's very central and is in a...More
The Jade Museum is housed in a modern building near central San Jose. It displays many artefacts associated with the history of Costa Rica but becomes a little tedious by the time you reach the fifth floor.
Wow! This museum is spectacular! Containing far more than just jade artifacts, this building and its displays were thoughtfully and artistically designed to show the world Costa Rica's rich pre-Columbian historical artifacts! A wonderful place to get lost in time!
I spent about 3 hours here, it is worth the price. Many floors of historical artifacts. It is educational, and informative. Clean, and safe to visit. Downtown San Jose. It is good for adults and your children also. Good event for about 2 to 3...More
another great place to visit, very intresting pieces! let you know a bit more of costarrican culture, and the history
We stayed at the Don Carlos hotel and this was within walking distance and recommened by the hotel staff. SO glad we went. Amazing artifacts (many in the stone of the land...jade) and just wonderful displays.We also enjoyed the interactive kid areas where we learned...More
This was our first stop on the city tour; some 7,000 plus items displayed in various galleries over five levels, translucent jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes plus exquisite samples of other stone carvings, gold and terracotta vases, bowls and figurines from...More
At first I was not impressed. The museum is on 6 floors (with elevators) and the first floor had displays with nothing but electronic kiosks to describe the works. The kiosks were hard to navigate- they "swiped" slowly and I never could get English text,...More