Tourist Services


3 clues to knowing the museum

1. Three dimensions of Costa Rican identity all in one place

Come enjoy our compelling permanent and temporary exhibition program.

Our museums have two permanent exhibitions: The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the Numismatics Museum. Additionally, an estimated four temporary exhibitions related to archaeology, numismatics, visual arts and architecture – among other related fields – are inaugurated.

If you would like to take a short tour, make sure you have at least 60 minutes to do so, although we recommend you set aside 2 or 3 hours.

2. Located in the heart of San José and open to the general public every day

Exhibitions are open Monday to Sunday from 9:15 am to 5 pm (the ticket office closes at 4:30 pm).

January 1, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, April 11, May 1, July 25, August 2, August 15, September 15, October 12, the third Friday of December, December 24, December 25, December 30 and December 31. Offices are open until 12 pm on Holy Wednesday.

3. A variety of tourist services

Group Visits

Guided tour services in Spanish, English, and French are available for groups of tourists and business people. The tour of the different Museum exhibitions can be tailored  according to their interests.

Gold NightAn Evening of Celebration, a Night of Gold

Groups of foreign visitors have the opportunity of living a Gold Night of their own during their stay in San José. The Museums of the Central Bank open their doors to offer a guided tour of the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, complemented by demonstrations of traditional indigenous artisan techniques and an exquisite dinner or cocktail in a nature-themed ambiance and music of pre-Columbian heritage.

Events at the Museum Facilities/ A Meeting Point

The auditorium of the Museums, which can hold 75, has become a venue for lectures, group discussions, and organization presentations.

To request our tourist services, please contact us in advance by calling 2243-4217 or by writing us at [email protected]