Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismática
Plaza de la Cultura
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Alma de Café
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Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismática information
Lonely Planet review
This three-in-one museum houses an extensive collection of Costa Rica's most priceless pieces of pre-Columbian gold and other artifacts, including historical currency and some contemporary regional art. The museum, housed underneath the Plaza de la Cultura, is owned by the Banco Central and its architecture brings to mind all the warmth and comfort of a bank vault. Security is tight; visitors must leave bags at the door.