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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  • A beautiful display of Pre-Columbian objects made of gold. This museum also offers great paintings and sculptures from national artists.  more »
  • This was recommended by a guide. It’s a nice museum with plenty of artifacts. It’s fairly small, even with reading all the displays it was only about an hour. I would recommend going if you need to co...  more »
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  • Excellent experience, a must see if you have the time in San José. It does not take too long to tour the whole building and there is so much to see. Great historical info and so many beautiful pieces to see. The vault with the coins is also particularly interesting. The architecture is also very interesting and the building itself is actually underground, I had a bit of a challenge finding it at first because you can only see the entrance when you are standing in front of it. The gift shop has some lovely jewelry and gifts as well. Highly recommended.
  • A very educational experience. The variety of the collection is really outstanding. The story behind each piece is very thorough, and you can rest assured that there will be practically no question left unanswered. The staff is very respectful and keen to help. Definitely one of the to-go places in San Jose.
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