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“great overview of the history and culture of Costa Rica”
Review of Jade Museum

Jade Museum
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US$15.00*
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San Jose Jade Museum General Admission Ticket
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US$110.00*
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Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch
Ranked #3 of 123 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 9 December 2013

very good overview of the history and culture of costa Rica. all the explanations in english. Beautiful Jade!

Thank aannafred
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We went to the Jade Museum and then the following day went to the National Museum in San Jose. The National Mueseum was wonderful and had a nice collection of jade, as well as significant exhibits of Costa Rican history, a butterfly garden, and of course a cool fort. Everyone has limited time and I recommend just skipping the Jade Museum.

Thank leol698
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This museum had a very nice interior. My only gripe was that it didn't seem to have a lot of exhibits. I would go again, but don't plan to spend much time there.

Thank Gawayne K
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

It was a good exhibit but I was expecting it to be bigger. You can take -no flash pictures, that was nice.

Thank Flor L
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The museum is easily explored in half an hour. Guatemala has better museums as does El Salvador. It's centrally located but rather dark inside.

Thank paladinAntigua
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