Jade Museum, San Jose

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See the world’s most extensive display of American jade at Jade Museum. Founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristan Castro, the museum hosts almost 7000 pieces of jade relics, as well as decorative pieces and artifacts made from other materials. Learn about the history of jade processing and its uses throughout the ages, see a raw block of the precious gemstone, and admire the impressive jade carvings and jewelry. Roam the other parts of the museum for exhibits about Costa Rican culture and traditions, as well as interesting ceramic, gold, and marble items. By using our San Jose vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Jade Museum and other attractions in San Jose.
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  • I spent hours here! Definitely worth the 15$. Only bummer was one floor was closed and I didn't find out till I got up to it. But all in all it was rad.  more »
  • This well designed museum has something for everyone. If you want to learn more about the history of this fascinating region, make sure you visit this museum. Although it is called the Jade Museum it ...  more »
  • This museum can stand with the best pre-Columbian history or artifact in the region. The displays and curation is simply amazing.. the exhibits fits the room and environment. The museum is 5 floors of...  more »
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  • Well laid out and extensive museum. It is not just jade!
  • This museum tells the most amazing history of the indigenous people of Costa Rica! It is in San Jose, Costa Rica and is a must see!
  • such a beautiful experience, absolutely lovely place with lots of educational and interactive displays
  • Nice place for a short visit, beautiful art work.
  • Great museum with very detailed information. Must visit.