Jade Museum, San Jose

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History Museum Museum
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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  • The building that houses this museum is newly created and easily accessible because it is less than 100 metres from the National Museum and the Legislative Assembly. It has 5 plants exhibiting handicrafts made already in jade, clay, gold or bone by the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Costa Rica.
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  • 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,...  more »
  • 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 bec...  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!
  • Nice place for a short visit, beautiful art work.
  • such a beautiful experience, absolutely lovely place with lots of educational and interactive displays
  • Great museum with very detailed information. Must visit.

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