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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“five floors” (27 reviews)
“new building” (25 reviews)
“pre columbian” (42 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 21 December 2016

Such a big collection of precolombus Jade pieces, such as more interesting parts of Costariican history. It takes from 3-4 hours to make the whole trip inside this beautiful building.

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Jade Museum is an interesting look at the history of Jade in the region, as well as other historical features of Costa Rica. A lot of the smaller pieces are only in Spanish, with context lost for non-Spanish speakers. Regardless, the craftsmanship of the...More

Thank Fadamos
Reviewed 20 December 2016

For me, as with all museums, art galleries etc. how you look at them depends to some degree on how much culture you can take in one go. After a couple of hours I am struggling to maintain my concentration and it starts to become...More

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I came here on a Thursday afternoon. Fortunately, we got to enter free, because if we had to pay, we would've been upset since the museum is very underwhelming. While the pieces of Jade spread throughout the museum are somewhat interesting, the...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum was an absolute delight! It is a must see, if one is into craftsmanship and design that is. I have visited quite a lot of museums in many different countries but this one is exceptional! Beautifully arranged and immensely well designed. It has...More

Thank Slavena P
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice visit to discover the history part of it. The museum is very easy to navigate and each section is worth having a look at. Many nice introductory videos, fun for kids!!

Thank Abiiir
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Well laid out for the visitor. Easy to navigate from one exhibit to the next and from one area to the next. Super great crafted pieces. History of early natives and uses of the various pieces is fully explained. Quite interesting museum.

1  Thank William J
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Found the museum to be rather boring. Probably good if you're into this part of the local culture. If you are, there are many examples of jade carvings and related potter articles.

Thank Herb F
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This very modern facility has a lot more to see than just jade. In fact, the jade artefacts seem to form only a small amount of what's on display. There is pottery, stoneware, statues, tools and in one gallery, some very modern art. It's well...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a beautiful and newer museum with modern architecture. There are five (5) floors of art that represent Costa Rican culture. The museum is well thought out and organized. It was a nice little surprise.

Thank TheValleytoTheWorld
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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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