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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  • This museum is really run down and not very informative. Our group found multiple inaccuracies and assumptions. You could learn more valuable information by just googling the history of coca and Peru.  more »
  • You can do a tour of 40 minutes and shows you the history of coca and its medicinal applications you can buy groceries with coca as an ingredient in the neighborhood of San Blas
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  • Always that an is in the center of the city you can find the coca Museum. The history that surrounds this beautiful and magical plant
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  • 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.
  • Not very informative, claims to be the only coca museum world wide (but isn't) - overall not worth the money
  • Free, includes a shop.

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