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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. 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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Where to stay in Cusco

One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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  • I am not sure why anyone would go here. First it is not a museum. It is a store with poorly done sign explain the very basics of coca (that you can read on Wikipedia) and the charge 10 soles. We were ...  more »
  • Small museum we visited on our way to Sacsayhuaman. Only 20 minutes are required and the shop offers original coca souvenirs!  more »
  • Located in such a tiny spot that you might miss it, there's a small sign hanging over a staircase that leads to the museum. Just a small place, but loaded with interesting artifacts and information ab...  more »
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  • 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.
  • very good place to learn the difference between COCA and COCAINE. It serves for the ignorant who criticize the plant, have a bit of knowledge. The tour is free, the shop has great prices.
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