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Museo del Jade y la Cultura Precolombina

Avenida Central Calle 13 y 13 bis, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
+506 2521 6610
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It is best if you either really like Jade or the history thereof. Lots of floors and rooms to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael B
A learning experience

More Precolumbian artifacts than Jade both are displayed alongside each other, interesting video... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
cjwlutton
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peterborough UK
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The Jade Museum and of pre-Columbian Culture is positioned a an innovative state-of-the art cultural proposal in the protection and conservation of acheological heritage in Central America
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Central Calle 13 y 13 bis, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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+506 2521 6610
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is best if you either really like Jade or the history thereof. Lots of floors and rooms to explore but there is a lot of similarity. I did not find it overly stimulating but there is a very nice gift shop.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

More Precolumbian artifacts than Jade both are displayed alongside each other, interesting video explaining how the Jade was cut and fashioned into such intricate designs. I went to see the Jade but became fascinated by the ceramics,

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

On my most recent visit to San José, I finally had the chance to visit the famous Jade Museum. This museum has five floors of displays and is well worth a visit. On the first floor, there is a large collection of artifacts which frankly...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The INS build this beautiful and modern structure to display the jade and pre columbian collection. With four floors to check, you'll take a trip back in time and learn about the native tribes that settled in the country. If you are hungry go to...More

Thank Mauricio M
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very well done, lots to see and to learn. They have some interactive things to do for kids as well. If walking up stairs is tough for you, I would recommend, after seeing the small exhibit on the first floor, going to the top and...More

Thank laplantes
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum is full of exceptional pieces of carved jade...and there is one exhibit which shows all sizes of dildoes which were used in initiation ceremonies on young virgins in the long distant past...thank goodness I was not one of those poor young things...

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum is pretty pricey (around 15USD) so I almost didn't go, but I'm glad I did! It is very well done and there is a lot to see. It's not just about jade, though the jade collection is quite impressive. They also have pottery...More

Thank uclatraveler9
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you don't go to any other museums in the city, make sure you visit this one. It's for all ages and has something for everyone.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to visit the museum because it was renovated and my 7 year old girl wanted to visit San Jose. The museum is very interactive for kids and each floor display how the tribes used to live and how the crave the jade. Very...More

Thank Jeylin C
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

4 floors with 2 different halls of expositions. Very interactive and visually stimulating. From music to jade crafting expositions. Quite complete exhibition from pre Colombian history. Definitely a most if you are into museums, history and heritage. Fully recommended. Students with id and senior citizens...More

Thank Fer2190
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