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Precolumbian Gold Museum

Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
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Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Located under a plaza, even the architectural design is something to be commented-on. Exhibits are excellently curated with concise bilingual narratives.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Initially I am afraid to admit that I did not expect very much from this museum. As I went through it, I was impressed with its size, comprehensive exhibitory, and diverse items on display.!! The detail and workmanship on each jewellery item is amazing. Plan...More

1  Thank Brad S
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Amazingly intricate gold pieces made eons ago. Allow 90 minutes for visit. It's cool and underground in a giant vault. Bring your student ID for discount admission. They take US currency.

1  Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very interesting and educational look into the history of the region and it's people. The museum is architecturally interesting to.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The Gold Museum is a beautifully laid out journey through Pre-Columbian history, especially the artistry that went into creating spectacular gold pieces for jewelry & ceremony. Don't miss it!

Thank ptrsn5
Reviewed 23 February 2016

When you see the real item, the keepsakes you may buy have more meaning and represent your trip to Costa Rica better. I am glad we went.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Precolumbian Gold Museum is well worth a visit. It was different from what I expected, in a good way. I didn't expect an overview of the history of Costa Rica or temporary art exhibitions on relevant themes and I'm glad that I saw these...More

Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This museum is very tastefully done, and teaches the visitor a lot about early Costa Rican history as well as the different tribes of indigenous people. I would allow two hours for a good visit. Be aware that you must pass through a metal detector...More

1  Thank Guest080
Reviewed 21 February 2016

A place to visit if you have spare 1-2 hours and learn the history of Gold and Money, close to other attractions

Thank twinkam1
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This subterranean museum next to and underneath the National Theater is a true gem. Well laid out displays with good cultural and historical information.

1  Thank tryharder
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Response from jeff s | Reviewed this property |
About $6 per person - don't know the children's entry fee. There is a lot of "eye-candy" to catch a young child's attention. Gold really shines! Also, many of the sculptures and carved pieces are uniquely shaped and... More
Charlie D
11 February 2015|
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Response from irishtea3 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in August and as a tourist and not a Costa Rican the charge was $11 USD. Not sure if price went up or if the $ is better but there was no discount for tourists.