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Museo De La Coca, Cusco

(3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Visit the small Museo De La Coca to learn about the role coca plays in Peruvian culture. Spread across two floors, the exhibits showcase the use of coca leaves in Peru and the history of the plant. View the information, available in English and Spanish, about the plant's medicinal and culinary uses, as well as its role in the production of cocaine. If you don't wish to chew on the plant itself, stop by the small gift shop, where you can purchase an array of coca-laced delicacies, such as chocolates, liqueurs, and beers. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cusco holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo De La Coca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Museum is small but well stocked with all the information you need to enter the Andean culture and inka. There is also a small shop where you can buy for prices ranging from medium to high, everything you can imagine made with coca, from chocolate to alcoholic beverages and cosmetics. I also found the staff very friendly and willing to explain everything.
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  • A small museum to educate tourists. It's coca not cocaine, and it's part of their history and culture. Also good for you according to a harvard study. Stop in and buy some Coca toffee before hiking th...  more »
  • I spent a rainy day in Cuzco at the Coca Museum and was pleasantly surprised! Upon arriving, the women at the front desk were so friendly. We were welcomed with coca candies and an informative introdu...  more »
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  • Not very informative, claims to be the only coca museum world wide (but isn't) - overall not worth the money