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“Stop along the way”

Precolumbian Gold Museum
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$53.00*
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Half-Day San Jose City Tour
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$72.50*
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums
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$110.00*
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 121 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: A large collection of indigenous gold art.
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We booked this tour with Viator, and Tam Tours took us (when we changed our day). Again the tour guide we had, Jorge, was excellent. Can't say enough nice things about someone who wasn't just a guide, but someone who knew his history, and researched to make sure he was providing the best information

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Interesting artifacts from the pre-Columbian era comparable with many other museums in larger cities.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've lived in San Jose for 10 years, and will often take visitors to the gold museum. It is in Costa RIca's old mint - an underground fortress - in the center of down town. It is not expensive, and is a great break from the rain. There are always extra exhibits that add some diversity - Costa Rican currency, William Walker, an art exhibit. But the gold is fascinating, the museum well done, a film in the middle to break it up. It is fascinating to see how the Indians could heat the gold enough to make the little forms.

If I have younger kids, I skip this museum and go to the National Museum in Costa Rica's big yellow fort. That museum has a gold room with all the same stuff, just less of it. But it has Jade and Costa Rica history and an old, typical house, and canons and national trees and butterflies and more.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The beauty of the Gold Museum is the intricacy and craftsmanship of the works displayed there. I've taken a number of visitors there, and they've thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This museum showcases a lot of interesting Costa Rican indigenous history. I particularly enjoyed the large cat section which discussed the types of large felines found in Costa Rica and the indigenous myths surrounding them. Very Interesting.

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