Casa del Jade
Casa del Jade
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Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality MuseumsLessons & Workshops
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Casa del Jade, since 1,977, invites everyone to discover the beautiful world of the stone of Heaven, Jade. Through a guided tour in our Museum you will discover the importance of this stone since ancient times until today, you will be able to appreciate how Jade is handcrafted, and then enjoy the largest Jade jewelry exhibit in Central America. Don't miss the opportunity to acquire a piece of Ancient history transformed into beautiful jewels and pieces of art.
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  • Claire H
    1 contribution
    Interesting and unique
    We had a great time at the jade museum! Berny gave us the short tour and we learned so much about different types of jade and its historical uses. He was very friendly and helpful, he helped us pick out a beautiful ring to buy and talked to us about Antigua.
    Hi Claire, we're so happy that you got to pick a beautiful Guatemalan piece. If you're in Antigua anytime soon please visit us again.
    Written 12 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Dennis W
    Saline, Michigan24 contributions
    Great Museum and shopping experience
    We ended stopping as we walked by, prompted by free Museum Tour signs and recognizing the name. The museum is small, but contains many interesting pieces on display as well several interesting facts regarding Jade mining and the history of Jade in Guatemala. Our shopping experience was great. No pressure to buy. The sales associate was patient and helpful. They spoke English fluently as well. There are shops / cafés on the second floor of the building above the small square that also has a nice fountain
    Wow! Thank you so much for letting us know your thoughts about us… we appreciate the review and details, please if you come back to Antigua with your friends or family, stop by the shop. We’ll be honored to assist y’all.
    Written 25 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 31 July 2023
  • susanono
    Albuquerque, New Mexico962 contributions
    Something for Everyone
    I participated in the carve your own jade class with Cesar and really enjoyed my time there. Cesar knows what he is doing and has the most important skill any teacher needs: patience. I ended up with a lovely bracelet that looks as good as it does thanks to Cesar. I also enjoyed touring the museum which really has an amazing selection of reproductions and an educational component to help you appreciate the value of jade. Finally I did love the store. They have something for everyone from real expensive to moderately priced and still lovely. I picked up a pretty holiday gift for my daughter in law.
    Hi Susan! we're so grateful for your comments, thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, hope your daughter in law loves her special gift from Guatemala. Please come back with all your friends and family.
    Written 3 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 December 2023
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Sharon G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania15 contributions
I took a jade cutting class with Cesar. He was a wonderful instructor. Hr was patient and kind snd helped me create a beautiful keepsake that I will treasure. This was a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. I would do it again for sure! Thank you Cesar!
Written 13 February 2024
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Hi! thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we'll love to have you back, please bring all your friends and family.
Written 20 February 2024
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Randi G
1 contribution
Fantastic Experience
Great combo between learning and working to make something special with Jade. Overall great!!!
Written 12 February 2024
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Hello Randi! thank you so much for your review!
Written 20 February 2024
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Sralynns
Hershey, PA17 contributions
This jewelry class was very informative and a lot of fun! Our instructor, Jairo, was very patient and helpful. It was so interesting experiencing the process of starting with raw jade and cutting and polishing it to its finished state. I would definitely recommend this class!
Written 31 January 2024
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Hello! thank you so much for recommending us, we loved to share the beautiful experience of the process of the Jade with you.
Written 16 February 2024
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Asya
Boston, MA7 contributions
This was one of the best workshops of my life! Jairo is super kind, fun and really made the experience amazing. He helped us make two beautiful bracelets that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Gracias for por todo!!!
Written 16 January 2024
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Wow! we're short of words to describe how special is to know about your experience with us, thank you so much for letting us be part of your visit to Antigua. Please come back soon with all your friends and family.
Written 16 February 2024
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Erin Y
Jackson Center, OH1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
It was so fun! Hile ( no idea how to spell his name) was so much fun! Will treasure what I made always! Highly recommend for a fun activity! He helped us with Spanish and we helped him with English.
Written 12 January 2024
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Hello! thank you so much for your review, we're so glad knowing you had a great time at our workshop.
Written 14 February 2024
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susanono
Albuquerque, NM962 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I participated in the carve your own jade class with Cesar and really enjoyed my time there. Cesar knows what he is doing and has the most important skill any teacher needs: patience. I ended up with a lovely bracelet that looks as good as it does thanks to Cesar.
I also enjoyed touring the museum which really has an amazing selection of reproductions and an educational component to help you appreciate the value of jade.
Finally I did love the store. They have something for everyone from real expensive to moderately priced and still lovely. I picked up a pretty holiday gift for my daughter in law.
Written 6 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Susan! we're so grateful for your comments, thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, hope your daughter in law loves her special gift from Guatemala. Please come back with all your friends and family.
Written 3 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hattie S
Zug, Switzerland1 contribution
I did the Jade carving workshop with Cesar and it was amazing! A lovely experience and Cesar was a great teacher and helped me get exactly what I wanted. He really made the time in the workshop so much fun! There are lots of shapes and colours to choose from so you can get creative with it. Will definitely recommend this experience to anyone in Antigua who wants a great experience and a personal piece to bring back home.
Written 22 November 2023
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Hello Hattie!!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and recommend our workshop to our visitors, your review is really important for us. Please come back soon.
Written 13 December 2023
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Mappij
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did the jade carving class and it was excellent, very pleased with our jade souvenirs. We had Cesar as our instructor and he was very friendly and very helpful in guiding us to make what we wanted.
Written 17 November 2023
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Hello! Thank you so much for letting us be part of your visit in Antigua, please come back soon.
Written 22 November 2023
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Kim S
2 contributions
Cesar is a master jade carver and he made sure I didn’t mess anything up or cut off any of my digits (haha). I got to select the color and shape of my piece and ended up with a beautiful necklace. He let me do enough for me to think I really helped but he jumped in when needed. I didn’t realize Guatemala was one of only 4 places jade is found. My Spanish speaking is very limited but there was not language barrier. I highly recommend this activity!
Written 17 October 2023
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Hello Kim! Thank you so much for your comment, we’re so happy to hear about your experience with our service. Please come back soon and invite more of your friends to have this experience
Written 22 November 2023
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Marissa E
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
My daughter and I just took the jade carving workshop with Cesar during our visit to Antigua and it was fantastic! We had each brought a picture of the pendants we wanted to make and Cesar worked with us to get exactly what we wanted. He was patient and fun. We almost didn’t do this tour but we are so glad we did as it was one of the highlights of our trip. Thanks, Cesar!
Written 6 October 2023
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Hello Marissa! We’re so happy that you had the opportunity to visit us and had a great time at our workshop.
Written 17 October 2023
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