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Review of Jade Museum

Jade Museum
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USD 15.00*
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San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
Ranked #9 of 134 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I always enjoy a nice Museum. Honestly all of them in San Jose are wonderful. Really enjoyed the jade and the information was also very helpful.

Thank carlaclift
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"touch screen"
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"pre columbian"
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"interactive displays"
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"large collection"
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"costa rica"
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"great collection"
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"entrance fee"
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"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Within easy walking distance of the city centre this modern building houses a fabulous collection of artefacts drawn from all over the country. There are three floors of exhibits and the descriptions are in Spanish and English. One floor is based on the use of jade but the other two give the visitor a fascinating insight of Costa Rican life which you don't see on your travels around the country. The entrance fee is $16 U.S. which is good value. There's also a small cafe and bathrooms on each floor. You can take photos without flash and there is an interactive catalogue for each section if you require some more information. Access is good with stairs and a lift between the floors. The museum was open on a Monday unlike some of the other tourist sites.

Thank William899
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The whole building looks extremely unique and special from outside. Very informative to get every visitor into the jade world.

Thank steelriver2014
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Though the builduing is quite ugly from outside, looks like a WW2 big bunker, the inside it has an impressive collection of Jade and Ceramic artifacts.

Thank stevedarner
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Jade Museum is located very close to the National Museum of Costa Rica and right next to the Mercado Nacional de Artesanias. The Museum is nicely designed and displayed throughout the 4 floors. A lot of information with different things and different era. It is a lot to absorb and to see. The Jade Museum in is dedicated and focused to present the archaeological heritage of the region. According to the information package, the museum has the largest collection of pre-Columbian jade artifacts in the world. I recommend reading about the displays and what they are before visiting the Museum. It is worth 15 dollars entrance fee.

Thank Prawet J
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