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Precolumbian Gold Museum

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Address: Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica (Formerly Gold Museum (Museo del Oro))
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506-243-4202
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.

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Modest museum providing excellent historical background to Costa Rica

This underground museum is a modest museum but was highly informative and interesting. The artifacts and exhibits provided excellent historical background regarding Costa Rica and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This underground museum is a modest museum but was highly informative and interesting. The artifacts and exhibits provided excellent historical background regarding Costa Rica and provided a good starting point for a visit to Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The way it was laid out was easy to understand the timeline of the people. The Gold objects were beautiful and very intricately made. I wish the people would have survived intact to this day. Maybe we would be more peaceful? The art in the upper rooms was a added bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully done and fascinating. A must-see! We learned a lot about the area where we have a villa, in the south of Costa Rica, since many of the finds were from there.

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of overlap with the jade museum but the pieces here focus on the gold not jade. Not as extensive as the jade museum but the temporary exhibits were interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good exhibit of pre Colombian gold artifacts. Well worth a visit. The entry fee is about $10 for foreigners. There are also some examples of pottery and stone work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While a lot of people say there is nothing to do or see in San Jose, I do not agree. We stayed there 2 days on arrival and the visit to this museum was the highlight. Reasonably priced for a large exhibit of gold artifacts. There are nice parks close by and you get a first glimpse of Costa Rican... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning display. No better place to spend a rainy day. Give your self plenty of time. We felt like we had just arrived when closing time came around. Probably didn't see half. Another day, for sure.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved that their were different exhibits - wasn't sure what to expect. Cool underground location as well. Entire exhibit under construction when we visited, but overall loved the workmanship and detail of the oldest pieces and learning about different cultures and their history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely display of the history of Costa Rica in terms of its relationship with gold. Amazing craftsmanship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is underground in the centre, near the Teatro Nacional. It costs 11000 colones for two. We went downstairs to the gold museum which is beautifully laid out and filled with amazing gold artefacts, plus the history of them. Very worthwhile visit and you can combine it with a few other attractions.

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