Jade Museum, San Jose

(4.3/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Experience history that makes us live in moments of pre-Columbian history, with the art of our ancestors
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  • Went here a day after visiting the Pre Colombian Gold Museum, and I was floored to see so much more fantastic Costa Rican art and artifacts. Five stories in a unique building, absolutely amazing. Lots...  more »
  • The new Jade Museum is 5 floors, the layout is very good, we spent more than half a day and probably missed some of the exhibits. Very informative.  more »
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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.
  • Beautiful museum, very nice presentation, I was quite disappointed with the computer system that gives information on the artifacts, leaving me with watching them without learning as much as I wanted to.
  • Very interesting museum. Lot to see but easy to handle.
  • Excellent!