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Gold Museum
More than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts, including Costa Rica’s very first coin, handmade ceramics and a life-sized warrior, are housed in this museum that was opened in 1985. The museum’s collection displays indigenous works dating from 500 AD to 1500 AD, including traditional jewelry and culturally relevant pieces from other Latin American countries. Displays on the second floor explore the influence of these artifacts on the social and cultural development of the nation, as well as a history of Costa Rica’s currency. Signs in both Spanish and English easily guide guests through hallways filled with rich history.

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The museum is located underneath the Plaza de la Cultura near Central Avenue and 5th Street. It’s open every day from 9:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. except some major holidays.
Address: Calle 5, San Jose, Costa Rica
Hours: Daily 9:15am-5pm
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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Admission Ticket

Discover Costa Rican history through a dazzling collection of ancient artifacts at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, conveniently located in central San Jose. Jewelry, coins, and icons preserved from across the centuries tell the story of fallen civilizations and the emergence of modern life in Central America. Explore displays at your own pace for a great introduction to the country’s past and present.
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Discover highlights of Costa Rican history and culture on this 4-hour city tour of downtown San Jose. Visit the city’s architectural treasures, including the historic National Theater. Take a spin through the galleries of an art museum to admire pre-Columbian treasures, and enjoy the lush landscaping of one of San Jose’s beloved emerald parks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums

Experience San Jose's historical and cultural offerings on a walking tour of Costa Rica's vibrant capital city. Begin at Parque Central to take in the city's main attractions. Explore its Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica Art Museum and National Theater in the company of a local guide. Marvel at the Beaux-Arts-style Melico Salazar Theatre and stop by Churrería Manolo’s to sample its iconic cream-filled churros. This comprehensive city walk includes all entrance fees, along with a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day San Jose City Tour

Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Costa Rican capital on a half-day San José city tour. Soak up the green oasis of La Sabana Metropolitan Park, explore diverse neighborhoods like Rohrmoser and Otoya, and visit stately landmarks including the National Library and Casa Amarilla. Featuring admission to the majestic National Theater and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, plus a combination of walking and minivan touring, it’s a great way to experience the city’s highlights in a single afternoon.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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San Jose City Tour

Make your stay in San Jose more than just a jumping-off point with this half-day city tour showcasing the history and culture of the Costa Rican capital. Skip the stress of public transit and let a driver and guide zip you around town to major landmarks like the ornate National Theatre, Gold Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, and more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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