Museo de Arte Costarricense
The Jade Museum (Museo de Jade) holds a very impressive collection of 7,000 individual pieces of jade, stone and pottery, among other art objects; the largest collection of American jade in the world! The new building contains nearly 7,000 square meters of space, dedicated to offices, workshops and the gallery itself. Alleging to hold the largest collection of pre-Columbian jade in the world, the museum’s exhibits illustrate the history of jade and its significance to pre-Columbian peoples. Indeed, the museum does more than put carved rocks on display: Visitors learn about daily life, hunting practices, religious rituals and the archaeology that unearthed it all. Very worth a visit!