Jade Museum, San Jose
(4.3/5 based on 650+ 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 museum was an absolute delight! It is a must see, if one is into craftsmanship and design that is. I have visited quite a lot of museums in many different countries but this one is exceptional! B...  more »
  • Nice visit to discover the history part of it. The museum is very easy to navigate and each section is worth having a look at. Many nice introductory videos, fun for kids!! 
  • Well laid out for the visitor. Easy to navigate from one exhibit to the next and from one area to the next. Super great crafted pieces. History of early natives and uses of the various pieces is fully...  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!