Jade Museum

Local nameMuseo del Jade
LocationCarmen, San José, Costa Rica

The Museo del Jade is an archaeological museum in San José, Costa Rica. It is since 2014 located in front of Plaza de la Democracia. It was founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristán Castro, the first president of the INS. The museum has an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, such as stone tables, ceramics, ceremonial heads, adzes, and other decorative pieces from 500 BC to 800AD. It contains the world's largest collection of American jade. The jade room of the museum also displays translucent jade pendants, mostly purchased from private collections.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_del_Jade_Marco_Fidel_Tristán_Castro

Official website (Spanish) https://portal.ins-cr.com/portal.ins-cr.com/Social/MuseoJade/

Costarica Web website http://www.costaricaweb.cr/en/the-jade-museum-costa-rica/

Phone +506 2287 6034

Address Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica

Coordinates 9°56'11.242" N -84°4'25.799" E

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