Avenida 7, between calle 9 and 11
Costa Rica, Costa Rica
tel: (506) 2287-6034
NileGuide Expert tip:
Go up to the 11th floor for a great view of the city.
An excellent sister collection to the Museo del Oro Pre-Colombino a few blocks away, the Jade Museum on the first floor of the INS building focuses on the precious green stone that was even more valuable than gold. In addition to the hand-carved stone is a smaller collection of Pre-Colombian polychrome terra-cotta vases, bowls, and figurines
. Learn how primitive humans carved complicated designs into this extremely hard stone and created some masterpieces that look modern even today.
Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm; Sat 9am-1pm
Admission is $7