Casa del Jade
Casa del Jade
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Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality MuseumsLessons & Workshops
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Casa del Jade, since 1,977, invites everyone to discover the beautiful world of the stone of Heaven, Jade. Through a guided tour in our Museum you will discover the importance of this stone since ancient times until today, you will be able to appreciate how Jade is handcrafted, and then enjoy the largest Jade jewelry exhibit in Central America. Don't miss the opportunity to acquire a piece of Ancient history transformed into beautiful jewels and pieces of art.
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  • Claire H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and unique
    We had a great time at the jade museum! Berny gave us the short tour and we learned so much about different types of jade and its historical uses. He was very friendly and helpful, he helped us pick out a beautiful ring to buy and talked to us about Antigua.
    Hi Claire, we're so happy that you got to pick a beautiful Guatemalan piece. If you're in Antigua anytime soon please visit us again.
    Written 12 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Dennis W
    Saline, Michigan29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum and shopping experience
    We ended stopping as we walked by, prompted by free Museum Tour signs and recognizing the name. The museum is small, but contains many interesting pieces on display as well several interesting facts regarding Jade mining and the history of Jade in Guatemala. Our shopping experience was great. No pressure to buy. The sales associate was patient and helpful. They spoke English fluently as well. There are shops / cafés on the second floor of the building above the small square that also has a nice fountain
    Wow! Thank you so much for letting us know your thoughts about us… we appreciate the review and details, please if you come back to Antigua with your friends or family, stop by the shop. We’ll be honored to assist y’all.
    Written 25 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 31 July 2023
  • susanono
    Albuquerque, New Mexico958 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for Everyone
    I participated in the carve your own jade class with Cesar and really enjoyed my time there. Cesar knows what he is doing and has the most important skill any teacher needs: patience. I ended up with a lovely bracelet that looks as good as it does thanks to Cesar. I also enjoyed touring the museum which really has an amazing selection of reproductions and an educational component to help you appreciate the value of jade. Finally I did love the store. They have something for everyone from real expensive to moderately priced and still lovely. I picked up a pretty holiday gift for my daughter in law.
    Hi Susan! we're so grateful for your comments, thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, hope your daughter in law loves her special gift from Guatemala. Please come back with all your friends and family.
    Written 3 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 December 2023
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Waynesville, NC46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and 14 yr old grandson took the carve you own jade.
They had a wonderful time. The both made fantastic pieces of jewelry.
The staff were super helpful, assisting as needed.
They also have a very good museum, and a jewelry store.
When in Antigua make sure you stop Casa del Jade.
Written 11 May 2024
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Wow! thank you so muy for your review, it's really special get to be part of your memories with your family, hope to see you soon again.
Written 29 May 2024
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Inspire800327
Midway, GA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A great tour of a Jade Museum, Jewelry sales, and a jade jewelry making class. The museum covered the history of jade, the types of jade, historical use of jade.
The jewelry store had a beautiful selection of jewelry, from modest to high priced. We never fail to buy beautiful items from Casa Del Jade on our trips to Antigua.
This is the first time that my wife and grandson took the jade jewelry making class. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. They will help you as much as you need to create a beautiful keepsake. This was one of the highlights of the trip.
Written 7 May 2024
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Hello! thank you so much for sharing your experience, we'r so glad you enjoyed every part of your visit... Please come back soon with all your family
Written 29 May 2024
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Jonathan A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This was a great experience. My wife and I and our two children (6 and 9) did this workshop. Carmencita was a very helpful and friendly instructor. She was patient and kind with our kids and helped them create a piece they could be proud of. Everyone had a great time, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Written 5 May 2024
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Hi Jonathan! thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we're so glad the whole family had a great time. Please come back soon.
Written 8 May 2024
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Estella B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Carmen is amazing - she is very knowledgeable and super kind, I had such a fun time with her and learned so much from her and other staff. What a fabulous experience 10/10 :))
Written 2 May 2024
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Hello! thank you so much for your review, we're so glad you had a great time at our workshop! Hope to see you again
Written 8 May 2024
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Adam S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Carmencita is a wonderful teacher, speaks great English, and did a great job of helping me to make a really cool item and having a blast doing it. The shop and museum are wonderful, but the carving experience is definitely the best part.
Written 26 April 2024
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Hi! thank you so much, we really appreciate your review and we're so glad you had a great time. Please com back soon
Written 3 May 2024
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Eric M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Upon arrival, we were greeted and quickly escorted to the museum part of the shop where we got a lot of interesting information about jade and it's uses in Guatemala, including the history behind more recent colors that have been extracted. After a brief wait, we went to the workshop where we met Carmen who was very high energy and bubbly! Everyone working at the museum and shop were very friendly and welcoming. However, we felt somewhat rushed through the selection process of our pieces and ultimately discovered that personalized carvings were not included in this experience. This felt different than the advertisement that caught our eye initially of the man personalizing his carved jade piece with a dremel. While you can request personalization, that is an additional fee and done outside of the workshop by a professional jade carver.

While we worked, other groups began their workshop at alternate time intervals which made the experience in the small space somewhat chaotic, in addition to only having one guide for all of us.

Nevertheless, we worked our way through the steps and ended up with two pieces we each really like.

Overall, it was a good experience but we didn't feel it was what as advertised or quite what we expected.
Written 25 April 2024
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Hello, thank you so much for your review, your comments helps us to improve our service, we're so sorry you didn't had the experience you were looking for, but we'll take this information to work in all those details. We'll love for you to come back and have the experience you deserve.
Written 3 May 2024
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Sirius57
New York City, NY138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a terrific workshop with Carmencita and she was amazing with kids (both teenagers and a 5 year old!) the workshop was fun and educational (and not as easy as we thought) and kids loved their pieces. Great experience! Plan about two hours + a visit to the small museum on site. Highly recommended
Written 24 April 2024
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Hello! thank you so much for letting us know about your visit and experience at our workshop, we're so glad to know you and your family had a great time. Please come back soon
Written 1 May 2024
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S D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I went here for my birthday. In the beginning, you get a 10 minute tour about Jade which was super interesting! Then, you go to the workshop to make your piece. There is a wide variety of options to make and it is well explained. Don't worry if you don't know spanish. They have staff that speaks English.

Caesar was so kind and made the process easy easy! Because it was my birthday, Casa del Jade gave me a small birthday gift and I love it! I hope to return one day! If you're thinking of going, do it!!!
Written 11 March 2024
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Hi, thank you so much for letting us be part of the most special day! we're so happy to hear about your experience with us and really appreciate the review, see you next year!
Written 12 March 2024
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Maps778819
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A lot of fun for my daughter and mother, who enjoyed this experience. Great keepsakes created. Not much else to say. 100 char.
Written 28 February 2024
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Hey! thank you so much for your review, we're so happy to know that you and your family had a great time!
Written 12 March 2024
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Sharon G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I took a jade cutting class with Cesar. He was a wonderful instructor. Hr was patient and kind snd helped me create a beautiful keepsake that I will treasure. This was a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. I would do it again for sure! Thank you Cesar!
Written 13 February 2024
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Hi! thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we'll love to have you back, please bring all your friends and family.
Written 20 February 2024
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