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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  • Worth it, although it is not a museum that impress. It could be a little better than it is. Room for improvement.
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  • I visited the Museum on a rainy afternoon. Although the lowest level due to conversion was locked, the Museum enjoyed very much. For one, I found very interesting the collection of almost all Costa Rican banknotes. Also that you printed with a Heideldruckpresse from the mid of 50s to the mid-90s I found amusing. Really down and out I was exhibition of the gold and silver coins. I now know about real and Escudo Unzo. Very interesting, and who doesn't want a coin seen, that came with one of Columbus BB´s ships for America.
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  • This is an excellent Museum, I say this with knowledge already that I am dedicated to the conservation of museums. Objects are displayed in a very elegant manner so that their gold pieces to show all its splendor. The value of your individual entry is u $s 9 but you can buy a subscription for the rest of the museums that lowers your costs. At this time it is in remodeling and will inaugurate its new showroom in January. If you you think help my comment I invite you to vote on it as useful by clicking here below where it says "Thanks to Edgardo Z". Thanks a lot
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