Discover Costa Rica through the incredible heritage housed in one of the main museums of the city of San Jos?: the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Located in the heart of the city, in an iconic building, Costa Rican history is put on display through extraordinary archaeological, numismatic and artistic objects. NOTE: Due to renovations an alternative exhibition will be open from July 6th? to September 6th.
What You Can Expect
Visit: Precolumbian Gold Museum
The origins of Costa Rica are enriched by an unparalleled heritage that is safeguarded in one of the main museums of the city of San Jose. In an iconic building, you can tour the Costa Rican history through exhibitions with extraordinary, numismatic and artistic objects. Its main hall is the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum where artifacts are the protagonists whose complex elaboration and detailed design are extraordinary within the heritage of Pre-Hispanic cultures. The exhibition shows part of the collection 1586 pieces of pre-Columbian gold with which these Museums have. The room of the Museum of Numismatics displays the largest collection of Costa Rican coins and banknotes worldwide. The tour of this room is a journey through the different stages of the economic, social, political, cultural and even architectural history of the country. To these exhibitions, temporary exhibitions that relate to the three collections are added. It is in them where Costa Rican art acquires prominence and nuances the historical perspective with the creative expression of more than 164 Costa Rican artists. NOTE: Due to renovations an alternative exhibition will be open from July 6th? to September 6th.
A paper ticket is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed ticket with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
- Entry/Admission – Precolumbian Gold Museum
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Precolumbian Gold Museum
Open?Monday to Sunday from 9:15 am to 5 pm (last admission to the Museums is 30 minutes before closing time (galleries are cleared 10 minutes before closing time)
Closed on?New Year?s Day, Thursday to Sunday during Holy Week (offices open until noon on Wednesday), April 11, May 1, July 25, August 2, August 15, September 15, October 12, the second Friday in December, December 24 to 27, Christmas Day, and New Year?s Eve.
1 to 8 hours
Returns to original departure point