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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  • Three of us visited on a Saturday afternoon. Place was quiet. Four floors of exhibits. A bit pricey for a museum, non CRs pay more. Exhibits on Jade and pottery and on the pre-Spanish cultures...  more »
  • the work is primitive but communicates well. the design are very creative. Good for a quick visit by tourists of any age. Located close to the must-see central market.  more »
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  • Certainly worth visiting. Great collection of jade objects and more. The animal figurines are amazing. The interactive parts work a bit less well. We spend 2 hours at this museum. No bags and bag packs allowed but you find free lockers at the entrance
  • Wonderful Exhibit! It's not just a jade museum, they artistically display the history and various uses of jade all throughout Costa Rican history. Whether you're a fan of pretty rocks or a history buff, this is a place I would highly recommend touring. They also gave a student discount for the entry, which was a nice touch

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