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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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  • Average11%
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“new building” (24 reviews)
“five floors” (24 reviews)
“pre columbian” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 yesterday

This building in the centre of San Jose is a jewel in itself and probably the finest modern building in a city not high in my estimation for decent architecture. The museum contains many jade objects, funerary items and explains the history and culture of...More

Thank Basil M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Jade Museum was my second favorite of the three we visited on the Museum Pass, which also includes the Gold Museum and the National Museum. We spent about two hours here despite its large size because, by the last gallery, the artifacts felt a...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some sections where closed - since our trip was during low season & there were renovation being done The artifacts were actually very detailed & there was a variety of collection Translation in English is available Activities for kids are also available - like giant...More

Thank Eve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am kind of weird about things like this. If it's a jade museum, I expect to see JADE. Big pieces of jade, not just small chips and jewelry. The focus seemed to be on meso-american culture and how jade played into that. Definitely not...More

Thank Daron F
Jade C, Gerente at Jade Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The pre-Columbian natives produced pieces of jade, used as decorative object. You will not find big objects in any museum in Costa Rica. The collection that is exhibited in this museum has more than 7000 objects in Jade, ceramics and stone

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum was clean and well maintained. The exhibits were very well presented. We have been to museums all over the world and this was right up there with the best as far as presentation. We found ourselves spending about 2 hours wandering through and...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I spent hours here! Definitely worth the 15$. Only bummer was one floor was closed and I didn't find out till I got up to it. But all in all it was rad.

Thank Heidi J
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This well designed museum has something for everyone. If you want to learn more about the history of this fascinating region, make sure you visit this museum. Although it is called the Jade Museum it explains about the cultural practices of the pre-Colombian tribes, including...More

1  Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This museum can stand with the best pre-Columbian history or artifact in the region. The displays and curation is simply amazing.. the exhibits fits the room and environment. The museum is 5 floors of perfection and the flow is very easy to navigate. The subtle...More

Thank Michelange M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A very nice museum, with a large amount of historical items from Costa Rican culture. Worth the visit.

Thank DocTK
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I really enjoyed this museum and I am not a museum person. It tells a very harsh history in a real and compassionate and loving manner. It is small enough to view all in 1 to 2 hours. Air conditioning is nice! Displays are artful...More

Thank thelmamsaunders
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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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