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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 December 30, 2013

This museum exceeded our expectations as a combination of archeological exhibits and gold art work. It is definitely worth the time if you have any interest in early history and society of Costa Rica

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

A nicely put together little museum. Gives you a history of Costa Rican money to go along with the gold displays.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Artisan ability of indigenous people was spectacular. From coins to jewelry, to medallions and figurines, the size and quality of these pieces was outstanding. English signage was helpful.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The gold exhibition is fascinating, but even the building, the history and controversy surrounding it´s design and construction is a modern equivalent.
Well worth a visit, not usually crowded and a good introduction to life before the encounter with Europeans.

Thank 605flyer
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We have been fascinated with the yellow metal for ages. Alas, this museum is really attribute to the currency of Costa Rica , and not a history of gold. The layout is interesting with a top to bottom trip through currency, some history of older coinage on the first floor. As you descend the levels, you will find some artifacts of the indigenous people of CR, some wonderful piece done in different metals, woods and stone. Worth a trip if you are in the City for an afternoon.

Thank hobowillie
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