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Jade Museum

Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6610
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The Jade Museum and of precolumbian culture is positioned as an innovative state-of-the-art cultural proposal in the protection and conservation of archaeological heritage in Central America. Located in the center of Costa Rics's capital, the building was especially constructed to house the museum's collection, its architecture evoking a cut jade block. Its five levels exhibit objects crafted by artisans specialized in solving their daily subsistence needs, their spiritual and political world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6610
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank davidorcas
Reviewed May 29, 2017

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.

Thank RevWes
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed May 28, 2017

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.

Thank V7593GYneilg
Reviewed May 25, 2017

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!

Reviewed May 19, 2017

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

Thank rjw1202
Reviewed May 15, 2017

another great place to visit, very intresting pieces! let you know a bit more of costarrican culture, and the history

Thank bobcasis24
Reviewed May 10, 2017

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

1  Thank tarantha21
Reviewed May 5, 2017

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

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed April 23, 2017

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

1  Thank AThena53
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Tejas G
December 13, 2016|
Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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November 18, 2016|
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Response from 16monkeys | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may. They have a very small souvenir shop. I found the prices to be a bit high, but that seems to be standard at museums.
Charles H
November 12, 2016|
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We are opened from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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