Museo De La Coca, Cusco

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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. Arrange to visit Museo De La Coca and other attractions in Cusco using our Cusco travel site .
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  • I wish we had more time to take a class. The visit was lots of fun and included a brief history of how chocolate is made and a yummy taste testing experience.  more »
  • Beautiful place to learn of the derivatives of the coca as well as a place to find variety in products made with same coca
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  • very nice place to learn the culture of the Incas about coca and its derivatives, located 5 minutes from the main square  more »
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  • Pretty small museum but definitely cool. Was free on the day I went
  • A friend suggested we visit here and we were so happy we did. For only 5 Soles we had a 30 minute chat with the owner, saw some beautiful and incredible history of this highly important cultural piece (the Coca leaf), and had a chance to shop in their very nice gift shop afterwards.
  • This museum has a breakdown of everything coca and cocaine from happy Incas chewing on coca leaves to first ever recorded snorting coke case to celebrities such as Freddy Mercury story about his falling of love in cocaine. The good, the bad, the everything. Also has a little shop where you can buy almost anything coca leaves from drinks to candy to coca leaves themselves.
  • Not free anymore, cost is S/.10. Overall pretty neat but short. Cool little exhibits and nice store. Worth a stop for a few minutes
  • They carry a great variety of coca products for sale. Very knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices.

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