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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%
  • Average12%
  • 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 31 October 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 30 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 28 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 16 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
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a wonderful time looking around for a couple of hours. Excellent examples of treasures past!!

Thank Volcanclimber
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was my last stop, and as the saying goes, I did save the best for last. The museum is setup on 4 different floors accessible by elevators, each providing a different and unique perspective. The layout of each area uses many techniques to showcase...More

Thank AlainM69
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You need to spend at least four hours for the visit of the different stairs of this museum it is so rich and various and you can take as many pictures as you want !

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Yes its $15 to get in. Then we opted for an audio tour in English. To acquire this audio tour device you must leave them a credit card or your passport. There are video /audio stations but most of them don't work. That said, the...More

Thank leavecrazybehind
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Tejas G
Will the Jade Museum be open on Easter Sunday, April 2017?
13 December 2016|
Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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can you also shop/buy jewelry here or is it just a museum?
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
what are hours?
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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