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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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San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
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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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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 17 January 2017

If you are in San Jose don't miss this. For the once who love the pre-Columbian art this is the place to go.

Thank 873PeterK873
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Beautifully done, very informative. Each floor tells a different story and the artifacts are incredible. Well worth the $

Thank Ravn64
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A must visit....5 floors of history of the use of jade and artifacts...jade from raw form to polished...stories that it tells from ancient times to present...history of shamans was also very interesting.

Thank dlgover
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Though the museum was pretty interesting, I expected there to be more jade and less pottery. But overall it was still a pretty good museum. I liked that there were many interactive displays for children to play with.

Thank Acuram
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the top museums of the country, in terms of the facilities and service, and the collections it houses. Do not miss it on a day tour of San José!

Thank Li R
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A lot of nice pieces of jade, if you are in San Jose is a must see, Monday is close, check the scheduale then you must visit.

Thank Nico S
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Huge collection. Newly housed in purpose built museum. Some fascinating insights into this country's history/ incredible objects of great beauty. Cabinets full on the top floor- magical.

Thank Eltaehc
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Museo del Jade is right next to the Museo National in a new, modern building. The exhibitions are a work of art over 5 levels, so bring enough time to enjoy and appreciate it. There are about 7000 (so I read) masterfully carved jade artifacts,...More

Thank christinerm263
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Having no special interest in Jade, I wasn't sure what to expect. But as a museum, it was outstanding. Housed in a new building close to Nacional Museum, it was a logical follow-up after visiting that museum. The five floors of displays are set in...More

Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The museum did a great job aesthetically and by creating some interactive displays. There is an extensive amount of artifacts to look at, but by the start of the 3rd floor I began to feel like while it was all beautiful, it could be condensed...More

Thank Christa B
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Tejas G
13 December 2016|
Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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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
13 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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