Jade Museum, San Jose

(4.3/5 based on 700+ 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 provides the culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica through the Jade art produced by the people. In addition there were some other pieces (gold, stone tables) that were interesting. I found i...  more »
  • Over 5 floors of things to see but after the first 3 I got bored. There are lots of interactive things for kids to do. Very interesting Artifacts. 
  • Now, in the month of December I went to visit the Museum of Costa Rican Jade. I want to tell you that this experience was very enriching. I imbui in the historical process - cultural Costa Rica and indigenous cultures; I was more than pleased by the experience I had with my family. If I tell them that if they really want to get the most out of this exposure should have enough time, because there is much to see and the explanations presented in the various exhibitions are excellent. You find it in several languages, technologically speaking. On the other hand, you can join guided tours. the guides are excellent and the try and the knowledge of them is of first. There is no reason not to enjoy this wonderful place.
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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!