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Precolumbian Gold Museum

Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
506-243-4202
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pre columbian” (59 reviews)
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Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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506-243-4202
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"costa rican money"
in 23 reviews
"same building"
in 12 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 59 reviews
"on display"
in 46 reviews
"three floors"
in 14 reviews
"interesting collection"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 45 reviews
"indigenous peoples"
in 15 reviews
"history of costa rica"
in 38 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 25 reviews
"national theatre"
in 21 reviews
"two hours"
in 14 reviews
"central america"
in 17 reviews
"currency"
in 87 reviews
"artifacts"
in 157 reviews
"coins"
in 55 reviews
"vault"
in 43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum really exceeded my expectations. I am so glad we spent time in San Jose and visited a few of the museums. I really learned quite a bit about the culture of the region now. Visiting this museum gave me great appreciation for the...More

Thank JS1Napoli_Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s very expensive to go into considering what you get to see for your money. Supposedly, they were under construction so the majority of the exhibits were closed, however, they still charged the same amount of money. If I would have enjoyed it, it would...More

Thank JHK3078
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The two of us went today 8-9-18. As there is nothing open below the 2nd floor there was not much to see. A few coins and a bunch of old bills. We were there less than an hour and left disappointed. Not worth the admission...More

Thank Thunderbolt8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were renovating. I was warned and should have listened. There was basically no pre Colombian gold, just a bank not exhibit. Honestly pretty lame. There was some history to be learned but that was not the main purpose. Just don’t until renovation is done.

1  Thank Kerren2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected and very interesting historically. You learn a lot.recommended with children and a guide.

Thank MVM1935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in downtown San Jose a good place to learn the history of the nation. It is worth the admission in and also tells the story of the indigenous population and only about gold.

Thank richj65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't plan to go if you are in San Jose before early October as the museum is closed for renovation. Such a shame as this was our museum of choice for the city. Gift shop is still open (of course!) but there is not a...More

1  Thank 12TravellingG
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit provided us with a different perspective on the history and the colonization of Center America. The Native Central American was far more advanced in many aspects than their conquers. Their knowledge of working with gold and other metals far exceeded that of the...More

Thank jelarkins1
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The building has original architecture. And that is all. Empty rooms. Few pieces of gold and lots of empty space or rubbish. Do not waste your time and money!!!

1  Thank Witold S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I enjoyed looked at the artifacts and learned a great deal in this museum about the history of Costa Rica and Central America. There was a docent ( a teacher) that extremely knowledgeable who came over several times and gave us in depth explanations that...More

Thank vivian8383
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Jasmine N
1 August 2018|
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Response from Maria-HIm | Reviewed this property |
I rented a car when we were in San Jose...but Uber is perfect. There are many parking lots around the museum. In fact there is a very close one so that you just have to walk 100m and your there ...everywhere. Very safe... More
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Patrick B
3 February 2018|
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Response from LUCILA T | Reviewed this property |
It's open during business hours / weekend same time 10am to 6pm ish.
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Patrick B
3 February 2018|
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Response from kateandmark | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just picked this up closing is 5pm
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