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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
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
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.
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
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!!!
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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
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 walking around the area. and the cool thing is that all the main museums are close by. I bought all the tickets at once and I got discounts. I would also recommend eating at the snack bar inside the Jade Museum.