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Best things to do in San José

History Museum
“This museum houses the world’s largest collection of American jade (pronounced ‘ha-day’ in Spanish), with an ample exhibition space of five floors offering seven exhibits. There are nearly 7000 finely crafted, well-conserved pieces, from translucent jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes to incredible ceramics (some reflecting Maya influences), including a highly unusual ceramic head displaying a row of serrated teeth. The new museum cafe, Grano Verde, serves sandwiches, salads and smoothies.”
51 locals recommend
Museum
“This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibit on Costa Rica's history and culture. It’s right by Museo del Jade. Opens: Tue to Sat 8:30 AM / 4:30 AM Sun 9:00 AM to 4:30 AM Mondays closed ”
31 locals recommend
Museum
“The Art Museum is located inside of La Sabana Park at San Jose’s old airport facilities. Students and those under age 18 get free admission. On Sundays, you can plan a budget friendly visit when adult admission is free as well. Tue to Sun from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Closed on Monday ”
22 locals recommend
Museum
“There you can find a small exhibition of what was the Costarricane native pieces of art, made with gold or pottery, made before colonization. ”
19 locals recommend
Museum
“It is an underground museum in the heart of downtown. You will see history through metallurgy since it displays a Pre-Columbian gold collection. ”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“This is my favorite art gallery although it is called a museum. It is located in downtown San Jose around some beautiful parks, I recommend walking this area and getting a feel of the buzz of the city.”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“Nice place to take a trip with kids. It was also the central penitentiary between 1910 and 1979.”
10 locals recommend
Museum
“If you have a kid inside you or if you come with a kid, you can go to the children's museum. It is a nice place where they have all types of stuff. Google it.”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum is an excellent place to see the tools and crafts of the people and their history. They are open 10AM to 6PM.”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Recently inaugurated... a most see!! You should not leave San Jose without visiting this museum.”
3 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Es un museo dedicado a capacitar al visitante en su conocimiento sobre las diferentes especies que hay en el país con ejemplares disecados. ”
1 local recommends
Art Gallery
1 local recommends