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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum: Tours & Tickets

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A large collection of indigenous gold art.
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Calle 5 | Between Central and 2nd Ave, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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All reviews costa rican money on display pre columbian interesting collection worth a visit indigenous peoples central bank history of costa rica couple of hours two hours central america currency artifacts coins vault culture jewelry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to many museums but none with so many gold artifacts. It's a quick couple hour trip. This is a one of a kind place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AwLv2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum which is below the national theatre is not just about gold but about the Pre-Colombian history in general and as such is well worth a visit. The museum is laid out over various floors and is very spacious so even when it is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MWH_62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very interesting to read the early history and see some fascinating gold statues and relics. The safe room doors were impressive

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ann-Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a quick visit. There is lots of artifacts regarding the Pre-Columbian period in Costa Rica. You could spend a lot of time here. It is located under the plaza in front of the National Theater.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 2817Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a chance not being a museum love but was suprised. Nice colection, crazy stories and endep up with the coin exhibition that was a really nice surprise... store was crazy expensive

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank UltraCardsPR
Reviewed 4 October 2019

The closest equivalent to this museum is the Museo del Oro in Bogota, Colombia, which I was fortunate to visit only the week before. This museum in San Jose is no where near the size nor contains the diversity of objects and works of art...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Museum was recently renovated and was gorgeous. Spacious, clean, excellently laid out, it was fantastic. A nice array of info (in English and Spanish), gold exhibits, and cultural exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jksulliv
Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

Really worth a visit if you want to understand the background to Costa Rica and the history. Including details of indigenous people still living here. Found it far more interesting than I thought. It’s not just about Gold!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank cherylo152
Reviewed 22 September 2019

We went here on a whim. Is underground beneath a plaza. A bit of security to get in due no doubt to the value of exhibits. Found it very interesting and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Great displays and centrally located. Each floor does a wonderful job. If you are into history defiantly put this on your list to see.

Date of experience: August 2019
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Maria-HIm | Reviewed this property |
I rented a car when we were in San Jose...but Uber is perfect. There are many parking lots around the museum. In fact there is a very close one so that you just have to walk 100m and your there ...everywhere. Very safe... More
4 February 2018|
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Response from LUCILA T | Reviewed this property |
It's open during business hours / weekend same time 10am to 6pm ish.
4 February 2018|
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Response from kateandmark | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just picked this up closing is 5pm