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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Admission Ticket
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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Admission Ticket
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-243-4202
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All reviews costa rican money bank vault on display pre columbian interesting collection three floors worth a visit indigenous peoples couple of hours history of costa rica two hours national theatre central america currency artifacts coins culture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Gold Museum is a great stop in San Jose and incredibly unique in its location. My understanding is that it not only serves as a museum but also the Central Bank of Costa Rica. I would advise not taking videos as you'll be asked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Willz_Thrillz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about the money and gold.We had a great time and learn a lot about how it all started

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank papo131
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located primarily underground. It has a plaza overhead that is full of people and playing children. The museum is quite educational when it comes to the history of Costa Rican trade and currency. It is primarily arranged in a chronological order that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MichaelDTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed it a great deal, but that is because I am an economics nerd. Unless you like learning about private banking and monetary policy, your time is probably better spent at the national museum. Took us 45 minutes to navigate three exhibits. Gift shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting, if small, museum in downtown San Jose. They have some really cool pieces downstairs. Definitely worth the modest entrance fee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is being renovated until Jan 2019, so be forewarned. Still a very nice place to visit. The price is discounted while under renovation. The air conditioning works good, so a relief from the heat and humidity is worth the price of admission. We felt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Central Bank of Costa Rica has opened their vaults to show some of their treasures in a temporary exhibit which I highly recommend. We spent 2 hours in the exhibit which spans 1839 to 2018. Numismatics is the study of the collecting and currencies....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wendygL6226FC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a large museum, but its collection is very nice and well organized. One will enjoy its golden and other objects as well as its numismatic section.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fjacques777
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The gold museum is spacious and has points of architectural interest in addition to the collections in the vast underground venue.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RobinHeydenberk
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Visited when in San Jose for a day trip, the pieces in the museum were fab and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw, would recommend xx

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank clairer1965
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JasmineNgozi
2 August 2018|
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Response from Maria-HIm | Reviewed this property |
I rented a car when we were in San Jose...but Uber is perfect. There are many parking lots around the museum. In fact there is a very close one so that you just have to walk 100m and your there ...everywhere. Very safe... More
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Patrick B
4 February 2018|
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Response from LUCILA T | Reviewed this property |
It's open during business hours / weekend same time 10am to 6pm ish.
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Patrick B
4 February 2018|
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Response from kateandmark | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just picked this up closing is 5pm
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