Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristán Castro

Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristán Castro
An Olmec baby-face figurine from the Museo Nacional del Jade

The Museo del Jade "Marco Fidel Tristán Castro" is an archaeological museum in San José, Costa Rica. It is located on Calle 9 and Avenue 7 in the National Institute of Insurance (INS) building. It was founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristán Castro, the first president of the INS. The museum has an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, such as stone tables (metates), ceramics, ceremonial heads, adzes, and other decorative pieces from 500 BC to 800AD. The jade room of the museum also displays translucent jade pendants while the 11th floor museum lobby contains a sculpture by José Sancho, a white marbe called Plenitude.[1]


  1. ^ Baker, C.P. (2005). Costa Rica. Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness Travel Guides. pp. 67. 

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