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Precolumbian Gold Museum

Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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  • Average10%
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Calle 5 | between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Away from the sun and so nice and big, recommend for anyone who enjoys art, gold and just a all around fun day.

Thank Agust O
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is fairly new and very attractive once inside. It's situated in the main square in the central area, underneath the Theatro with an entry from street Calle 5 The top level covers an interesting collection of Costea Rican currency over the last 500...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, an interesting place to visit. They also have representations of the natives which I loved. If you like gold, this is the place to go.

Thank hgsearch
Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit to see the gold artifacts .well presented and laid out in a modern underground building, very interesting displays and very informative.

Thank rooikoptraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

It suggested you spend about 2-3 hours here, but when I saw the map in the information booklet, I thought I'd never need that long. I was wrong. Ok, I took about 1 3/4 hours, but they were shutting up then anyway. The pieces are...More

Thank Shazzamac
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this museum every year when I return to Costa Rica. There is always a secondary exhibit which is interesting, plus they have one of the best artisan shops in the city. The building is in the centre of town and is a great...More

Thank 44Cheryl2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The significant cultural value of the collection is displayed in a drab modern (60's) building. The price for foreigners is steep for what the museum has to offer. There is something wrong with a museum of precolumbian art that is underground under a nondescript plaza....More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool history of how money came to be in Costa Rica. Do not take a picture of the vault like I did, you will be yelled at by the guards. Also their art exhibits were very cool and the downstairs had a history of...More

Thank lakaikillawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only can you see beautiful, ancient art, but it is through the art that you can learn about the history and traditions of the indigenous people. Contrary to the reviews stating the admission is $31.00, the museum is actually $11.00 per adult if you...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brief review of costa rican history as well as displays of beautiful gold. The museum is small - my son and I easily viewed everything in about 90 minutes.

Thank Lori W
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18 March 2016|
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Response from jeff s | Reviewed this property |
About $6 per person - don't know the children's entry fee. There is a lot of "eye-candy" to catch a young child's attention. Gold really shines! Also, many of the sculptures and carved pieces are uniquely shaped and... More
Charlie D
12 February 2015|
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Response from irishtea3 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in August and as a tourist and not a Costa Rican the charge was $11 USD. Not sure if price went up or if the $ is better but there was no discount for tourists.