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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  • The Museum excites. The physical space is very nice, modern, comfortable and interactive. The collection of pre-Columbian ceramics and Jade is beautiful, it takes time to observe the details, get to know the techniques of manufacture and follow the story. Deserves more than a visit.
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  • Nice museum, though a bit spread out. The multiple floors and lack of signage made it a bit confusing as to where to go next. But, the pieces were interesting and we spent a good amount of time there....  more »
  • A museum to remember. Wonderful scenery, with a beautiful collection and well exposed. Children also will enjoy.
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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!