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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“new building” (24 reviews)
“five floors” (24 reviews)
“pre columbian” (41 reviews)
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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 23 November 2016

This is a beautiful and newer museum with modern architecture. There are five (5) floors of art that represent Costa Rican culture. The museum is well thought out and organized. It was a nice little surprise.

Thank TheValleytoTheWorld
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fantastic exhibition of precolombian history. Five floors building fully packed with precolombian ceramic, gold and jade objects. Very well presented with interactive possibilities for younger visitors. Good visual displays and good enough explanations to keep you informed and curious. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank vadbai
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice museum, though a bit spread out. The multiple floors and lack of signage made it a bit confusing as to where to go next. But, the pieces were interesting and we spent a good amount of time there. So, I would recommend this museum....More

Thank 16monkeys
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This was the only museum we visited in San Jose and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well laid out and easy and to follow. The displays were organized and had plenty of information. I had expected to see lots of jade and jade carvings...More

Thank Francine W
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is an ultra-modern Museum in a well laid-out building with incredibly accessible and visible exhibitions. I was truly impressed by the diversity of the artifacts and exhibits.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 31 October 2016

As museums go, a nNice new facility - entry was $15USD - for 5 floors of clay pots, figurines and replica Indian life and burials. lots of old clay pots with a smattering of jade. It may be of more interest when its raining in...More

Thank DuncanPutter
Reviewed 29 October 2016

5 floors- very interesting- 5th floor has modern day art and sculptures which are very cool- the lower four floors entertain with the history of the culture

Thank suzannah53
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interactive exhibits and beautiful organization make this the best museum in town. Great for young and old alike!

Thank Rebeca B
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is beautiful, a lot of artifacts and interactions but also I believe it was too expensive for what it is. Basically 5 floors of similar artifacts for a $15.00 entrance fee for tourists.

Thank Rrosado01
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is really nice and surprises with the artifacts and design. Has interactive games and explanations for both kids and adults. Its a MUST!!!

Thank Aharondav
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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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