San Jose

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  • 1. Museo del Jade

    Museum/Gallery

    San José's starkly modern Jade Museum displays the world's largest collection of the green gemstone. The holdings log in at 5,000-plus pieces...Read More

  • 2. Museo del Oro Precolombino

    Museum/Gallery

    This dazzling, modern museum in a three-story underground structure beneath the Plaza de la Cultura contains Central America's largest collection...Read More

  • 3. Museo de Arte Costarricense

    Paseo Colón | Museum/Gallery

    Located in La Sabana Park, which was once Costa Rica's international airport, this—the country's foremost art museum—was once its terminal and...Read More

  • 4. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo

    Museum/Gallery

    This wonderfully minimalist space is perfect as the country's premier modern-art venue. The MADC, as it's known around town, hosts changing...Read More

  • 5. Museo de los Niños

    Barrio Tournón | Museum/Gallery

    Three halls of this museum are filled with eye-catching seasonal exhibits for kids, ranging in subject from local ecology to outer space. The...Read More

  • 6. Museo Nacional

    Museum/Gallery

    In the mango-color Bellavista Fortress, which dates from 1870, the museum gives you a quick and insightful lesson in English and Spanish on...Read More

  • 7. Museo para la Paz

    Barrio La Soledad | Museum/Gallery

    Former president Oscar Arias won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless efforts to bring reconciliation to a war-torn Central America,...Read More

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