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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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  • We went in out of curiosity and we had a very nice time. The host explained everything about coca and its culture, gave us coca sweets and then let us roam around the small museum. It has a gift shop,...  more »
  • It does not look like anything when you enter the building. Once we were up the stairs we greeted warmly by Ingrid and the other staff. She sat down with us and gave us a personal introduction into th...  more »
  • This little museum close to the centre of town was very interesting! It goes through the history of coca, how it was used by the Peruvians for multiple users. It also goes through how it can be made i...  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