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Jade Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
from US$15.00*
San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
from US$15.00*
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“five floors”(27 reviews)
“new building”(26 reviews)
“touch screen”(7 reviews)
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
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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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All reviews five floors new building touch screen pre columbian interactive displays large collection costa rica great collection entrance fee gift shop on display two hours central america couple of hours pottery information culture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entry cost was $8,200c, which I thought was on the high side, although it is a beautifully maintained and clean museum. There is an extensive range of artefacts, and most information is in both Spanish and English. There are touch screens which provide information...More

Thank Sarah_nz31
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a five story modern building located steps away from Mercado Central and right next door to National Museum of Costa Rica. An elaborate coverage of jade from stone extraction to polished gems. Also covers lifestyle displays of early Costa Ricans, their day and...More

Thank Khalid M J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enthralled by the dramatic, artistic presentation of artifacts, history, and culture. Artifacts include jade, stonework, an extensive ceramic/pottery exhibition, a film/hologram, an area for children to experience an archaeological dig and more on five floors of exhibits. However, the presentation design alone is...More

Thank RobinHeydenberk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolutely beautiful museum with interesting history about Costa Rica. We stopped in on a very rainy afternoon and had a great visit.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless I am really interested I do not pay at dual price venues.....Jade does not interest me enough to pay 3 times the local admission.

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's such a fun opportunity to be able to go to different museums and compare the beautiful historical artwork. That you get to experience from different cultures and places that I travel like Colombia Panama all of Central America Mexico and see how they're all...More

Thank Nomadtranslator1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like museums and history you will love this museum. Large collection of pottery, jewelry, carved jade and other stones. Interesting exhibit re Cocos island also.

Thank Ty S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

Thank mswestlinn2015
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Amazing displays of jade, gold, and Costa Rican history. Displays were in Spanish but interactive screens had English options. Took us about 3 hours without reading everything. Well worth the visit.

Thank Crista R
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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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Marsha M
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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