Precolumbian Gold Museum, San Jose

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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. See Precolumbian Gold Museum and all San Jose has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Jose itinerary planning site .
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  • The Museum has little appeal, and the entrance is too expensive to be accompanied by tourists
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  • The gold Museum, consists of 5 rooms and additionally by Costa Rican artists has, since the beginning of the currencies and transactions, and part of the history of the country, the staff is attentive and helpful.
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  • The story of Costa Rica told through its currency. The history of the country closely parallels its borrowed, evolving and eventually own currency. The docent was both enthusiastic and proud of his co...  more »
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