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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“five floors” (27 reviews)
“new building” (25 reviews)
“pre columbian” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
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+506 2521 6610
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"five floors"
in 27 reviews
"new building"
in 25 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 33 reviews
"interactive displays"
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"costa rica"
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"large collection"
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"great collection"
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"entrance fee"
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"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"two hours"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"central america"
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"couple of hours"
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"pottery"
in 59 reviews
"information"
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"culture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant museum over 5 floors with interactive screens/ games also for small kids. Large collection of statues and antiques with good explanations. Friendly personal. Highly recommended when it rains outside. Good Chinese restaurant next door.

Thank swissguest
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This new building housing the Jade museum is wonderfully designed. It has many floors with basicly two sides to each allowing for individual exhibits. Great for the history buff.

Thank DavidCorder
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has so many objects! They look fascinating. I wish that there was more information about them. You wander through each floor without much direction. A few placards give general overviews however I was left with more questions than answers.

Thank Azuki_B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collection of jade, “social jade” & ceramics is extensive & well-curated - as an exploration of pre-historic Costa Rica. Here’s what you’ll need to get the most out of this museum: 1. You’ll need about 4 hours. 2. Remember to start each room or...More

Thank JPhoebus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the museum has several excellent artifacts, all beauty is lost due to lack of context. You see a pot, and the description on the interactive screen doesn’t go any further than ‘pot, year, materials used’. No details about how it was used, why it...More

Thank Jorge C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most expensive museums in San Jose, but worth it. They have a very big jade collection and the variations of colour, complexity and size is impressive. The gallery also offers three other levels with pottery, gold, textiles and more. Each...More

Thank danrobe2007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea about Jade in Costa Rica. We had a pleasant ,very rich historical moment ,learning lot .

Thank MVM1935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A newly renovated museum that is spectacular. It has an amazing quantity of pre-columbinian jade, and it is displayed in a way that tell the early story of Costa Rica. Well worth seeing. Our grandson was as interested as we were.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some interesting things here, but after visiting the first three floors, the last two seemed like repeats of everything we had just seen. My kids were definitely ready to be done after the three floors.

Thank Will P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Along with many of the other museums in the city we visited the jade museum, as we’ve travelled extensively through south east Asia where jade has a long heritage, but we’d been unaware of the pre-Colombian jade industry and usage in central and Latin America....More

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Tejas G
13 December 2016|
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Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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Marsha M
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.
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Charles H
12 November 2016|
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We are opened from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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