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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  • I can say with certainty that this is the best Museum of San Jose, not only by exposing the collection of jade mas grande the munsö, but by the concept of the museum itself. An excellent option to visit with friends, family or single
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  • Although it's been a while that I visit this small but fine Museum may have, but I was impressed
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  • The Museum is located in the centre of San Jose, in a large modern building, on 5 levels. The exhibitions are well designed, with English signage. It presented the jade in the context of the cultural ...  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!