Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, San Jose

4.4
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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  • The tour of the Gold Museum was very well done and informative. The detailed process of creating the gold pieces was very interesting considering the time period. The museum visit was part of our tour...  more »
  • A museum to see. Very well presented. Beautiful pieces and explanatory videos. Few people 7000 settlers entering.
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  • 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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