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San Jose Hop On Hop Off City Tour
Learn about the history of Costa Rica are you drive by 50 different attractions around San Jose. The bus makes 6 different stops:Stop 1:  National TheaterPlaza de la Cultura – Culture SquareCentral Bank MuseumsMetropolitan Cathedral
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San Jose Hop On Hop Off City Tour
Learn about the history of Costa Rica are you drive by 50 different attractions around San Jose. The bus makes 6 different stops:Stop 1:  National TheaterPlaza de la Cultura – Culture SquareCentral Bank MuseumsMetropolitan Cathedral
From $30.00
 
Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador
"Your guide a will take you from San Salvador to Cerro de la Cruz. You’ll marvel at the cityscape laid out before you as you look out from the tallest hilltop. Take in the beauty of terracotta rooftops and cobblestone streets that give this historic town make your way to the  central Plaza and visit the iconic San Francisco Church where the shrine  of St Joseph Betancur is located. Your guide will point out the arch of Santa Catalina as you wander the streets and share the story of how nuns once used an underground passage to cross the street.You’ll make your way to t which was once the wealthiest in the city. Follow your guide to the Jade Museum where you’ll watch local craftsmen carving these green stones into beautiful jewelry. Enjoy this tour getting knowledge about Guatemalan culture and visiting iconic places.""""Beauty and history are together in one of the oldest cities of the Americas.  Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s main attractions
From $266.00

Jade Museum Tips (9)

New Museo del Jade y de la Cultura Precolombina

Back in 1996 we went to the Jade Museum which was free and was in the top of an insurance building. In 2014, a NEW building was been built for this museum which covers the life in Costa Rica from 500...
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grandmaR
Aug 29, 2015

Museo del Jade

The museum is located on the 11th floor of the Institute for National Security (INS). The building is easy to locate but the museum entrance is off to the left side as you approach the main entrance....
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penumbra
Apr 04, 2011

It is worth visiting the Jade Museum!

I really loved the museum! It was so amazing to see the way in which Jade was elaborated and how people lived in the precolumbian aera. If you have any question the people there will help you (at...
puravida_costarica
Aug 05, 2010

Get Jaded in San Jose

The Jade Museum was a very nice museum displaying some of the jade peices that were found in Costa Rica. Shows the importance of jade in hte variety of objects produced and the use by the members of...
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Tom_In_Madison
Nov 21, 2008

Mayan Teeth

Maybe because I had just had a dental makeover but this really caught my eye when I visited the Jade Museum . There are ceramices and bone depicting the mayans teeth . As prove of bravery and their...
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easterntrekker
Feb 28, 2007

Jade Museum

They have a very good collection of pre columbian works. It includes jade from interchange all over the Americas from the precolumbian , olmera and the mayan cultures. There are also ceramics, stone ,...
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easterntrekker
Feb 28, 2007

Jade Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica

Worth a visit but an hour is probably enough. Apart from what is probably the largest display of jade in the world, there are some interesting gold exhibits and good views from the museum itself over...
FrMartyn
Apr 19, 2006

Museo de Jade

Definitely make a point of visiting this museum. It was recently refurbished and has excellent informational placards and a wonderful atmosphere. When I went it was about 500 colones, I think. (almost...
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TempNomad
Aug 23, 2003

Jade Museum...

I have tried invain (or it was closed - I was in San José around Christmas - or I hadn't enough time, had to go to the airport) to visit the Jade Museum so it has remained a must see activity even if...
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pollon
May 06, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Jade Museum

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National Theater

This beautiful building (1500 capacity) is their pride and joy. It was built by the government in 1897 with money from coffee taxes, and no expense was spared. There is marble and gold plate...
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Mercados - Markets

On our first day in San Jose, we walked through some of the Central Market but did not see anything worth buying. Friday morning March 1st we went to the Mercado Artesania. We did our last souvenir...
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Museo Nacional

The national museum used to be huge fortress, but it was converted after the army was abolished in 1949. Located right in downtown San Jose, it's very easy to find. Admission includes access to the...
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Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central

There is a very nice car & bus-free walk down the main street, Central Calle. It’s about 8 blocks long, no cars and no buses mean the diesel exhaust is a away from you. There are a couple plazas,...
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Catedral Metropolitana

We passed the San Jose (St. Joseph) cathedral in the hop-on-hop-off bus and I took photos. There was a bright white statue of Saint John Paul II inside the fence at Central Street, and 2th Avenue. ...
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Museo de Oro - Gold Museum

When we were in San Jose in 1996, the Gold Museum was closed on Sunday and Monday so we didn't get to visit it. So this time, I made sure we were in San Jose during the week when it would be open. We...
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Getting to Jade Museum

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Laisa, San Jose, Costa Rica

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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