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Precolumbian Gold Museum

Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need a reason to escape the rain in San Jose? Or the crowds? Perfect place to wander through and learn more about the history of this country. Loved the history of Costa Rican currency on the top floor as well. Signage is in English as...More

Thank Colibm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the building was interesting, I would skip going to the Museo del Oro. The building is cavernous and has a lot of empty space that intrigued more than the artifacts themselves. The artifacts are attractive and interesting from a historical perspective (there is no...More

2  Thank Meg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely two hours exploring the museum and taking in all the artifacts and information. Great afternoon!

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is situated in the centre of San Jose and was only 200 metres from the Hotel Presidente where we were staying. It provides a really excellent learning experience covering the development of the use of money in Costa Rica and, even more interestingly,...More

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very convenient location. If you arrive San Jose on a rainy day, spend some time in this museum. It's not only about gold but art as well.

Thank 6selenel
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you've been to the Gold Museum in Bogota, this one will be a little underwhelming. That said, I still enjoyed walking around and seeing what they had on display. The gold was beautiful and they did a good job of explaining both its significance...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Away from the sun and so nice and big, recommend for anyone who enjoys art, gold and just a all around fun day.

Thank Agust O
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The museum is fairly new and very attractive once inside. It's situated in the main square in the central area, underneath the Theatro with an entry from street Calle 5 The top level covers an interesting collection of Costea Rican currency over the last 500...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Yes, an interesting place to visit. They also have representations of the natives which I loved. If you like gold, this is the place to go.

Thank hgsearch
Reviewed 10 August 2017

well worth a visit to see the gold artifacts .well presented and laid out in a modern underground building, very interesting displays and very informative.

Thank rooikoptraveler
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18 March 2016|
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Response from jeff s | Reviewed this property |
About $6 per person - don't know the children's entry fee. There is a lot of "eye-candy" to catch a young child's attention. Gold really shines! Also, many of the sculptures and carved pieces are uniquely shaped and... More
Charlie D
12 February 2015|
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Response from irishtea3 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in August and as a tourist and not a Costa Rican the charge was $11 USD. Not sure if price went up or if the $ is better but there was no discount for tourists.