Gold Museum
Gold Museum
Gold Museum

Gold Museum Tours and Tickets

263 reviews

Housed in a historic building and managed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum holds one of the largest collections of gold artifacts in Latin America. In total, the museum holds more than 1,600 pre-Columbian items, including Costa Rica’s very first coin, handmade ceramics, jewelry, and religious icons dating from 500 AD to 1500 AD.

  • Daily 9:15am-5pm
  • Calle 5 Avenida Central, San Jose, 10101

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Leonhard_S, Nov 2021
Nicht tour
Nice guide Ernesto, knows a lot. Very interesting and informative. The entry fee for the Gold museum is included.
pckrusk, Apr 2022
A must do tour of San Jose!
Gladys took us to the market in San Jose and that was awesome. She really knows her way around and introduced us to some interesting local items. She was awsome!
danielleeberhardt, Sep 2021
Underpriced tour Great Value . Lots of Exotic fruits
Guide is a costa Rica local . Seems very social and knowledgeable of san jose . Safe and conformal from a single woman traveler . Meet up location directions were on point. Tour is underpriced SO GREAT VALUE for my money. Love the cup of coffee and exotic fruits even tobacco. Also i know now ,where to buy 20$ Nike's shoes in town . Tip! Bring water and good shoes. Your tour guide Pickup details Waiting time Value for money What you loved What could have been better Tips for travelers
Cindy_B, Feb 2023
Can’t miss this walking food tour & gold museum while visiting San Jose costa rica
Our guide Ernesto was very friendly knowledgeable and made this tour a lot of fun. There was so much culture and history that was explained, and so many delicious locally grown fruits we sampled. Every shop seemed to know who Ernesto was, and it was very clear that he had made many friends in San Jose over the years. The coffee testing at Mr. sloth’s coffee was extremely educational on how coffee is growing, harvested and manufactured, and the taste was delicious. We learned how to make empenadas which was a lot of fun, provided a cultural experience, and also very delicious. After the walking food tour, the gold museum contained intricately, detailed, miniature pieces of various gold items depicting rank and caste of previous civilizations. It was very fascinating to learn about the Costa Rican culture before modern times. This tour was an enjoyable, and must do must experience tour while visiting San Jose Costa Rica. Ernesto is a top guide, highly recommend asking for him when considering this tour. It is very clear that he loves his country and is proud to be its citizen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Gold Museum hours of operation?
Gold Museum hours of operation: Daily 9:15am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.