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Jade Museum, San Jose

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#3 of 55 in Museums in Costa Rica
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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.
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  • We enjoyed the temporary exhibition of Dali/Goya drawings as well as the permanent exhibit. Lots of information and artifacts, very well organized and nicely presented. The only thing I didn’t like... 
    We enjoyed the temporary exhibition of Dali/Goya drawings as well as the permanent exhibit. Lots of information and artifacts, very well organized and nicely presented. The only thing I didn’t like...  more »
  • This is very overrated and somewhat expensive. Very repetitive with limited explanations given in Spanish and English. Visually appealing. The precolumbian gold museum is much better so skip the... 
    This is very overrated and somewhat expensive. Very repetitive with limited explanations given in Spanish and English. Visually appealing. The precolumbian gold museum is much better so skip the...  more »
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  • This place was one of the coolest places I went to during my trip! First off there was AC which is great! There were so many different exhibits and wonderful things to look at. The museum was spacious and even with a good amount of people walking around it didn’t feel crowded at all. There was such a wide variety of stuff to look at, you could really spend all day there. It was about $6 a ticket and totally worth it. We spent about three hours there but you could have spent even more time.
  • I enjoyed my time at the museum. Good information presented in varying ways. Although the excavation pit is questionable. No doubt the Goya/Dali exhibit made the admission price more palatable.

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