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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank cherylo152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1  Thank tamihills
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Once you find the museum (it’s underneath the central plaza) when you buy a ticket you also get access to exhibits about the creation of the currency in Costa Rica by the national bank as well as a circulating art exhibition from a local artist...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MazenEE
Reviewed 31 August 2019

He loved it and we spent quite some time here. The exhibits are well displayed and explained. The glitters kept our grandson interested. And the gift shop provided him a place to begin the souvenir purchases for his family back home. Prices were extremely reasonable....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

Not the best museum I’ve been too- I expected to see more gold instead of just coins. Very secure and nice clean restrooms on site.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ballyloves2travel
Reviewed 22 August 2019

Interesting museum in the middle of the city. There's not a lot of tourist attractions in San Jose Centro, so if you find yourself downtown, check it out. The people watching at the square where the museum is located is fun also.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Odyssey610681
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Nicely done but small museum. Worth a visit if you are in San Jose, but certainly not a must see in my mind.

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