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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...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Central Av | Street 13 and 13 bis, San Jose 10106, Costa Rica
This stunning museum tells the entire story of early Costa Rican culture, from pre-columbian to the arrival of the Spanish. While it does have lots of pre-columbian jade artifacts and a few in gold, , the dioramas, pottery, tools...wonderful layout. My only disappointment was that...More
I was very impressed with the building design and layout. The displays were beautifully curated and there were a lot of interactive activities. All the descriptions were in both Spanish and English. A friend and I enjoyed an afternoon browsing (plan 2-3 hours). Coffee in...More
This a great museum to tour. You can choose a guided tour or go around reading the descriptions for all ot the items. In both caes star frotm the top (5th) floor where items are being restored and there is a open warehouse of many...More
this museum is very interesting but not the easiest to navigate and follow - even so, the items on display are interesting and the bits of educational information offered did give a feel for life in various parts of CR before European influence.
We visited the museum to sniff some culture. The museum is displaying Jade artifacts but also explains extensively about the way of life of the ingenious people of Costa Rica before Columbus. I found this more interesting as there’s not much left.
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Brilliant museum over 5 floors with interactive screens/ games also for small kids. Large collection of statues and antiques with good explanations. Friendly personal. Highly recommended when it rains outside. Good Chinese restaurant next door.
This museum has so many objects! They look fascinating. I wish that there was more information about them.
You wander through each floor without much direction. A few placards give general overviews however I was left with more questions than answers.