Jade Museum, San Jose

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • This must-see Museum is in downtown San Jose. Display of ceramic, stone and jade of course, among the many pre-Columbian objects. Excellent use of space.
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  • We had a wonderful time looking around for a couple of hours. Excellent examples of treasures past!! 
  • Ticket with above-average rates, but the price is justified by the accuracy of explanations and its treasures inside. The interactive part is very interesting. Recommended.
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  • Very nice museum dedicated to Costa Rican pre-Columbian culture and jade production.
  • Interactive games within the expositions, big, nice cafeteria, notes on the pieces in english and spanish, areas well located, good collections.
  • Very interesting museum. Lot to see but easy to handle.
  • Excellent! super recommended, to appreciate all that is in the Museum I recommend take out one hour and a half or so, definitely worth it! Oh and if they are students bring identification make them discount ;)
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  • Beautiful Museum where cooces the history native of CR
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