Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, San Jose
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Inspect and observe thousands of artifacts from throughout the country's recorded history at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Located underground beneath the central bank, the collection has been building since the 1950s and today holds ancient gold pieces, pottery from well before European contact, and a collection focused on the everyday activities of the country's indigenous peoples. The gift shop sells jewelry, books, and indigenous crafts. See Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and all San Jose has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Jose itinerary planning site .
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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Reviews
Cada vez que paso por San Jose aprovecho de visitar algun lugar iconico. Esta vez elegi el Museo del Oro. Este fantastico lugar, resguardado debajo de la Plaza de la Cutura, ofrece desde muestras de c... more »Every time I pass through San Jose I take the opportunity to visit some place iconic. This time I chose the Gold Museum. This fantastic place, sheltered beneath the Plaza de la culture, offers from samples of how the Costa Rican indigenous ancestors used precious metals, to the evolution of the local currency. They also have temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. In short, 3 levels of pure emcion and learning.
Si están por San José, los museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica son una gran opción. Localizado en un complejo subterráneo denominado la Plaza de la Cultura, está localizado en el centro de la ciuda... more »If you are in San Jose, the museums of the Central Bank of Costa Rica are a great option. Located in an underground complex called the Plaza de la Cultura, is located in the center of the city, very easy to access. The Gold Museum model is great. The pieces are of great beauty.
Very interesting exhibits set in what can only be described as a Bond villain lair. Very imposing structure indeed. Its right in the city centre too which makes it a doddle to get to. Would very much recommend a visit here. Take the time to read the well laid out descriptions, there are some very interesting things to learn.
Very nice museum and great place to escape the heat. It is possible to buy 1 ticket to visit 3 museums, the gold museum, the national museum and the jade museum. It was very quiet inside and the displays were nice and bright. All information was in both Spanish and English. Besides the static displays there were also some interactive displays as well as video and audio. The museum shop was rather small and focusses on gold jewelry and books.
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