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Museo De La Coca

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Address: Plazoleta San Blas 618, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 501020
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

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Coca Museum

This museum was very interesting. Small, free admission and very informative on the history of the coca plant and its importance to Peruvian culture. In the San Blas part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ray W
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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 about how Coca has been used by the Andean peoples over the ages. Very interesting. There's also information about how people came to use it... More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very interesting. Small, free admission and very informative on the history of the coca plant and its importance to Peruvian culture. In the San Blas part of town. Go!

Thank Ray W
Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

very tiny place for visiting full of coca product you need to vist if you are near to san blas it deserve your time

1 Thank roderpicola45
Ferny Hills
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 the INca trail

1 Thank 514rebeccac
Cusco, Peru
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

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 introduction on the history of coca in Peru. The museum is small, relaxed, and informal. I appreciated that I was free to take pictures and... More 

1 Thank VeronicaLeeLysaght
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I was so surprised to find this little museo in Plaza de San Blas above the tourist shops. When I took my kids up the stairs, there was the owner and one of her employees. As a nutritionist and wellness counselor, I had to experience this museo, because you hear so much negativity about coca, and I knew it wasn't... More 

1 Thank sonyaand3
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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, many pieces of art and pictures and some bizarre items like a dummy of a cocaine addict (with headphones and... More 

1 Thank Mariano G
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 the culture and plant. We did a small coca chewing ceremony together and she explained the ways the inca used and use... More 

1 Thank 68mateo
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

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 into a terrible drug of addiction. Takes about 45 mins to finish,totally worth it!

1 Thank Sandaradura S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Learn by doing. I bought a package of coca leaves, some coca toffee and a coca energy drink. I chewed the leaves while walking the train tracks to Aguas Calientes and while climbing up the mountain to Machu Picchu. By god they work! The toffee I just like and the energy drink was expensive and to my mind ineffective and... More 

1 Thank Warren P

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