Precolumbian Gold Museum, San Jose

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Inspect and observe thousands of artifacts from throughout the country's recorded history at Precolumbian Gold Museum. Located underground beneath the central bank, the collection has been building since the 1950s and today holds ancient gold pieces, pottery from well before European contact, and a collection focused on the everyday activities of the country's indigenous peoples. The gift shop sells jewelry, books, and indigenous crafts. To visit Precolumbian Gold Museum and other attractions in San Jose, use our San Jose vacation planner.
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  • At the time of our visit to the Museum around was construction site. The exhibits are indeed worth seeing, but you saw the whole thing in half an hour and is simply too expensive in my opinion.
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  • The Precolumbian Gold Museum is a most to visit in order to come connected with part of our Costa Rican heritage from the past. It has marvelous golden pieces in display. Pieces which were handmade by...  read more »
  • There are many pieces of gold, precolonbinas, but are repeated over and over again. and elements that explain the lives of Indian tribes in the area.
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  • It's a bank! No really. The vault doors of the coinage rooms you can't take pictures of. The history of the Costa Rican monetary system is fully realized here. Great artifacts. The place has like 3 levels, though, and the 1/2 levels are a great contrast to the entry fiduciary exhibits; namely, indigenous history. There's also a guest exhibition which i assume rotates every so often... I found it interesting even though the topic obviously did not sit well with the locals... The topic being death.
  • Interesting museum. They offer discounts for college students from any country and Costa Rican nationals. Multiple levels with a mix of currency history, life before first contact with European nations, and the changes since.
  • Includes exhibits on pre-Columbian culture and the development of the modern banking system. Also several modern art exhibits.
  • Nice museum very informative. Admission is high like every other place in Costa Rica
  • Very nice and interactive museum. All exhibits are in Spanish and English. The Pre-Columbian Music exhibit was really awesome. There is a little kiosk where you can mix your own Pre-Columbian beats.
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