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“Not that much to see here.”
Review of Jade Museum

Jade Museum
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$15.00*
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San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
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$110.00*
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #3 of 121 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
London
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Not that much to see here.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Jade museum : Not that much to see here. Surprised it so highly rated. 30 minute stop maximun, i would say

Visited December 2013
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Livonia, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A bad time at museum”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this museum a few times before but wanted to take my parents. My dad loves jade art and this is his first time out of the country. Went to buy tickets and the guard said no ticket needed. Then asked guard at the door and he said no tickets needed. Get in the museum and a 3rd guard said we needed tickets and closed off an ar w a to us. So we just turned around and left. I let re guard hear about it and they just could not understand what they did that was wrong. None of them could get together on whether a ticket was needed to not. This will be my last time going to this museum.

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la
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Jade museum of san jose”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This museum is not just of jade. The government of costa rica set up a monopoly for selling insurance 50 years ago and since has provided the people with insurances of all types, a fire emergency system, hospitals and protection of all archaeological digs. The insurance company therefore has many artifacts which are displayed beautifully and succinctly to show the visitor the history of their country and surrounding countries thru archaeology.

Visited December 2013
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Staines, United Kingdom
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683 reviews
331 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,771 helpful votes
“Not the easiest location but worth the walk”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Some beautiful pieces are art and of course jade, but nowhere near the number of exhibits expected. Not the easiest place to get to and only worth spending a short amount of time here.

Visited December 2013
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great overview of the history and culture of Costa Rica”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

very good overview of the history and culture of costa Rica. all the explanations in english. Beautiful Jade!

Visited December 2013
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