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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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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“new building” (25 reviews)
“five floors” (25 reviews)
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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 8 July 2017

I am kind of weird about things like this. If it's a jade museum, I expect to see JADE. Big pieces of jade, not just small chips and jewelry. The focus seemed to be on meso-american culture and how jade played into that. Definitely not...More

Thank Daron F
Jade C, Gerente at Jade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

The pre-Columbian natives produced pieces of jade, used as decorative object. You will not find big objects in any museum in Costa Rica. The collection that is exhibited in this museum has more than 7000 objects in Jade, ceramics and stone

Reviewed 17 June 2017

The museum was clean and well maintained. The exhibits were very well presented. We have been to museums all over the world and this was right up there with the best as far as presentation. We found ourselves spending about 2 hours wandering through and...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I spent hours here! Definitely worth the 15$. Only bummer was one floor was closed and I didn't find out till I got up to it. But all in all it was rad.

Thank Heidi J
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This well designed museum has something for everyone. If you want to learn more about the history of this fascinating region, make sure you visit this museum. Although it is called the Jade Museum it explains about the cultural practices of the pre-Colombian tribes, including...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This museum can stand with the best pre-Columbian history or artifact in the region. The displays and curation is simply amazing.. the exhibits fits the room and environment. The museum is 5 floors of perfection and the flow is very easy to navigate. The subtle...More

Thank Michelange M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A very nice museum, with a large amount of historical items from Costa Rican culture. Worth the visit.

Thank DocTK
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I really enjoyed this museum and I am not a museum person. It tells a very harsh history in a real and compassionate and loving manner. It is small enough to view all in 1 to 2 hours. Air conditioning is nice! Displays are artful...More

Thank thelmamsaunders
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must see of pre colonial history. 5 floors full of pieces and descriptions. A must see.There are jade;gold;stone;and pottery works. I spent a couple hours there but could have taken more time.

Thank davidorcas
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Surpassed all of our expectations! A beautiful museum with so much to see. Yes, it has jade, but there's also exhibits on pre-Columbian life, spiritual practices and more. The best pre-Columbian exhibit I've personally seen. Very kid-friendly, too.

Thank RevWes
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The guidebooks all said this was a top attraction in San Jose so I did it on my first day. It's not bad to be fair but certainly not the most enjoyable thing I did in the city. It's very central and is in a...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Tejas G
14 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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