Museo del Jade

The Museo del Jade, which real name is Museo del Jade "Marco Fidel Tristán Castro" is an archaeological museum located in San José, Costa Rica.  The Museum was founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristán Castro, who was the first president of the INS, that is why the Museum has his name. The museum has a vast collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, such as stone tables (metates), ceramics, ceremonial heads, adzes, and other decorative pieces from 500 BC to 800AD. The Jade room of the museum also displays beautiful translucent jade pendants and other incredible archeological pieces.

The address in the city us Calle 9 and Avenue 7 in the building of the National Institute of Insurance (INS); first floor. The Museo del Jade is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Every first Saturday of each month and on Wednesday, the Museum is open free (with no charge fee) only for Costaricans and residents. To contact the Museum please call (506) 2287-6034 or 2223-5800 Ext. 2584, and the Fax is (506) 2255-3456. The e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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