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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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Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6610
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Jade Museo, like all the other Museo in San Jose is well run, tight security but friendly security people, and if you are disabled you have access to a wheel chair. The people in the Museo are always willing to help you and several...More

1  Thank brigadier192003
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Spent two hours touring the facility. I found it informative and interesting but young teens were somewhat boring.

Thank JIM W
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The museum is 5 stories, filled to the brim with archeological findings. In fact most of it is not Jade. It is also a history lesson on shamans, funeral rites, war and all other things artisans made.

Thank Joost v
Reviewed July 14, 2016

What a treat! Five floors of exhibits...great collection of everything Costa Rican. We enjoyed the exhibits very much. Be cautions though, it is pricey. We paid $15.00, which I found expensive. The place, however, is impeccably well maintained.

Thank Fabricio V
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Best museum in San Jose! Loved exploring the several floors of Costa Rica's history and culture. The ambience of each room made you want to know more and I must also complement the cleaning staff as the place is immaculate.

Thank GlobetrottingIslands
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This isn't just a museum of jade artifacts. This is a history of Costa Rica with jade artifacts displayed among many displays. Beautiful and informative. Well worth the price of admission. To visit all four floors, allow three hours. Four if you do photography.

Thank jnlsanford
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My family and I recently visited San Jose and stopped by the Jade Museum.. We did enjoy seeing the multiple different artifacts made of jade and it made a great outing for a rainy day..

1  Thank Candice F
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The relatively newly installed and curated collection of jade artifacts in this museum is one of the highlights of any visit to downtown San José. The quality of the items selected for display is exquisite and the level of curation is of the highest order....More

1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Love the way things are displayed and amazed at the variety of wonderful items made of jade. Work y h the price for having seen 5 floors of displays on both jade, and pottery.

Thank aprilc4222016
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice collection of artifacts. Some jade, but mostly ceramics. Five floors. Nice staff. Next door is a "tourist market". So you can kill two birds with one stone!

Thank Leslie T
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Tejas G
Will the Jade Museum be open on Easter Sunday, April 2017?
December 13, 2016|
Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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can you also shop/buy jewelry here or is it just a museum?
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
what are hours?
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Laura R |
We are opened from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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