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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

This was a spur of the moment visit but so worth it. You can spend at least an hour here if you are rushing through it. Most exhibits have both Spanish and English text so you may know what you are looking at. But, may...More

Thank iristx
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not just a Jade museum, although there is quite an extensive display of Jade artefacts on the first two of 5 levels. The ground floor was closed for restoration on the day we visited so not sure what we missed there The top...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very large and extensive museum. If you're into history this is your spot. It's not just about Jade but also about the development of Costa Rica and the country's history. I felt like $15 was a lot but I guess that they do...More

Thank Bianca O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! A truly world class collection of pre Colombian art! $15 for tourists, less for CR citizens. Worth it if you enjoy art. Now they need a nice gift shop to go along with the museum (think British Museum, or Metropolitan Museum of Art). It...More

Thank Francine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spacious and detailed museum highlighting jade in its beauty and history. My advise is to take your time to see all the exhibits featured on the five floors. There is much to learn about jade and its importance to Costa Rican history...More

Thank Indigo55Travels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five floors of exhibits in a nice modern building. The jade collection is very good, but is a relatively small part of the overall collection, which includes pottery, jewelry, and other pre-Colombian artifacts and exhibits about indigenous culture. Exhibits are kid-friendly and very well done.

Thank HMulligan1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge. It's got several nice pieces and tells you about the different kinds of jade as well as the properties. It also has information about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica, which was pretty cool. The computers with the information were a...More

Thank blackveggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building in the centre of San Jose is a jewel in itself and probably the finest modern building in a city not high in my estimation for decent architecture. The museum contains many jade objects, funerary items and explains the history and culture of...More

Thank Basil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jade Museum was my second favorite of the three we visited on the Museum Pass, which also includes the Gold Museum and the National Museum. We spent about two hours here despite its large size because, by the last gallery, the artifacts felt a...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some sections where closed - since our trip was during low season & there were renovation being done The artifacts were actually very detailed & there was a variety of collection Translation in English is available Activities for kids are also available - like giant...More

Thank Eve R
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Tejas G
14 December 2016|
Response from Jade C | Property representative |
Yes we will open on ester sunday, april 2017
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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
13 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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