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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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“five floors” (30 reviews)
“new building” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice new 5 story building in the middle of the city. The presentation of the objects is excellent. Multilingual terminals are available. Special educational programs for kids available. This includes games and quizzes. Nice would be to watch a movie that details the most important...More

Thank Orisha525
Reviewed 4 days ago

We started on the 5th floor and were confused by the almost non existent descriptions for the exhibits there. However, we were obviously meant to start at the lower floors which we found well laid out, innovative and thoroughly enjoyable. I want to go back...More

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely space, with lots of jade carvings And pottery. The surprise was the art exhibit on the 4th floor in honor of "Khipu". The string/Knotting method used by Inka as a sort of accounting system. It was beautiful. Lots of English signs etc. Well worth...More

Thank rcollie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A design without comparison to the other museums in the country. You have to go with time to go around the museum, Vale la pena el tiempo! the time that is invested is beneficial. fully interactive rooms !Que viva el Museo de Jade!

Thank Prissvm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively new and beautiful museum. However, the technology didn't work consistently and the explanations were relatively poor and very limited in what eye had in English. However, our group of 4 adults did enjoy it and found it interesting and a window...More

Thank skuebbing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum looks as impressive on the inside as it does on the outside. The collection of artifacts is impressive and the presentation is spot on. With 5 floors full of thngs to do and see it’s worth every penny. Must see in SJ !

Thank alex w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest was not expecting to enjoy this place as much as I did. Very well designed museum with lots more than display cases. And lots more than just jade. The only downside on the day that I visited was that one of the...More

Thank Sheen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five levels of tons of artifacts. They did a wonderful job with displaying and designing each room with props and lighting. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Lynzro2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A much larger museum than I anticipated. It is contained on 4 floors of a large modern building just blocks from the central square. Much more than jade, a total cultural and history museum. Very well done museum. There are a few areas for "play"...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating, beautiful, and informative. Worth taking time to visit every floor and, if you have kids with you, make sure you go to the top floor. Having said that, you might want to avoid the top floor if you’re easily shocked and/or don’t want your...More

Thank UKmeded
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Tejas G
13 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
12 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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