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“World Class Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jade Museum

Jade Museum
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San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
Ranked #3 of 111 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, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“World Class Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The recently inaugurated Jade Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica, provides a great reason to spend some time in Costa Rica´s capital city. The modern building hosts 5 floors and the largest collection of Jade in the whole world. It is beautifully organized and even features interactive games for young children to understand the country´s history.

Visited May 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Not user friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This museum has just moved to a beautiful new building. The staff were all excited. But in the first hall, we felt truly disappointed. There were any number of beautiful jade objects, but not in any context. There are touch screens showing many of the exhibits, but they show all the items in the room, not just in the display case immediately behind them. These screens make it difficult to locate a particular object, and then all the commentary is only in Spanish. The second floor was not much better, while the third and fourth floors were excellent. All the same, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression

Visited May 2014
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Moravia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There is nothing like to learn about your predecessors and how things were done back in time. This museum is a magical trip to the past history not only of Costs Rica but for the entire Central America. You can learn a lot and feel more related with a place that has too much to tell

Visited May 2013
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Millburn, NJ
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32 reviews
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“closed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Don't visit as it is currently closed. It is relocating, and even the locals don't know that. We walked there only to find the sign posted. Wait until there is a new location with a phone number you can call to confirm.

Visited February 2014
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San Jose, C.R.
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“Jade Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

In the national insurance company building. A must see with a very significant collection of jade pieces.

Visited April 2013
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