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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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  • Average12%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6610
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! This museum is spectacular! Containing far more than just jade artifacts, this building and its displays were thoughtfully and artistically designed to show the world Costa Rica's rich pre-Columbian historical artifacts! A wonderful place to get lost in time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent about 3 hours here, it is worth the price. Many floors of historical artifacts. It is educational, and informative. Clean, and safe to visit. Downtown San Jose. It is good for adults and your children also. Good event for about 2 to 3...More

Thank rjw1202
Reviewed 15 May 2017

another great place to visit, very intresting pieces! let you know a bit more of costarrican culture, and the history

Thank bobcasis24
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stayed at the Don Carlos hotel and this was within walking distance and recommened by the hotel staff. SO glad we went. Amazing artifacts (many in the stone of the land...jade) and just wonderful displays.We also enjoyed the interactive kid areas where we learned...More

1  Thank tarantha21
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was our first stop on the city tour; some 7,000 plus items displayed in various galleries over five levels, translucent jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes plus exquisite samples of other stone carvings, gold and terracotta vases, bowls and figurines from...More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

At first I was not impressed. The museum is on 6 floors (with elevators) and the first floor had displays with nothing but electronic kiosks to describe the works. The kiosks were hard to navigate- they "swiped" slowly and I never could get English text,...More

1  Thank AThena53
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The museum itself if accessible, bet to the museum from the street is a headache if you or someone who is accompanying you uses a wheelchair. The museum was very underwhelming. I found the jade exhibits are the Museum de Nacional to be much better...More

1  Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I visited the museum in April on a weekday morning. They open at around 10:00AM and have a great tourist market shop right next to it. The museum was informative, though a little pricey ($15/pp). Worth a visit. Just don't hang out in the plaza...More

1  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Jade exhibition only constitutes about 20% of the building, the rest is ceramics, tons of it. Interesting for an hour.

Thank jomob
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Went here a day after visiting the Pre Colombian Gold Museum, and I was floored to see so much more fantastic Costa Rican art and artifacts. Five stories in a unique building, absolutely amazing. Lots of jade of course and how it was processed and...More

1  Thank Bob M
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Tejas G
Will the Jade Museum be open on Easter Sunday, April 2017?
13 December 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?
18 November 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?
12 November 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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