Jade Museum, San Jose

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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. To visit Jade Museum on your holiday in San Jose, and find out what else San Jose has to offer, use our San Jose itinerary maker site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    So many gorgeous artifacts. Many people are not aware of the history of jade in Costa Rica and should see this exhibit.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I really like the interactive part, it makes the learning process easy and fun. We spend more than 3 hours at the Museum and it was a nice afternoon.
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  • October 3, 2017
    It is interesting to see how our ancestors used a stone to so many uses, especially work that stone is very hard, without modern tools, the Museum shows you the techniques used previously, there are even stones and pieces that you can play in your different States. The architecture of the building simulates a large jade stone. It is beautiful and the rooms are interesting, very well equipped, decorated, illuminated and distributed. It has 5 floors, you can go level by level by stairs or elevator. The last floor has a gallery with many pre-Columbian pieces to admire.
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  • March 21, 2017
    Well laid out and extensive museum. It is not just jade!
  • January 31, 2017
    This museum tells the most amazing history of the indigenous people of Costa Rica! It is in San Jose, Costa Rica and is a must see!
  • May 21, 2017
    Nice place for a short visit, beautiful art work.
  • April 13, 2017
    such a beautiful experience, absolutely lovely place with lots of educational and interactive displays
  • February 12, 2017
    Great museum with very detailed information. Must visit.

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