Jade Museum, San Jose

4.4
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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  • Beautiful collection of Jades and potteries from pre-columbien times. Very well presented with explanations but not overwhelming. Plan two hours as there is a lot to see and enjoy.  more »
  • The museum is in a state of the art building and they have done a good job describing the history and culture through artifacts, including Jade. The Night Hall is amazing. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • OH MY GOODNESS, this place was the greatest museum I have ever been too. I loved the snack bar, and the soccer match. Definitely suggest going this wonderful baseball museum.
  • What an interesting place to visit! The exhibition expands on history of pre Colombian natives and adds very well to the information provided by a nearby National Museum of Costa Rica. The artifacts are not limited to jade and showcase lots of traditional pottery. Each section is well organized and flows naturally. The descriptions and activities on each floor are detailed enough and will keep you here for well over 2 hours. Highly recommend to visit AFTER visiting National Museum of Costa Rica.
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