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Coca and Costumes Museum - CLOSED

Deza St. 301, Puno, Peru
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Highly informative, English translations, and you get to wear COSTUMES!

Every single panel on the upper floors of the museum was highly informative, with decent... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Nathaniel A
San Diego, California
Worth it!

Very cheap, long and very detailed exhibit with a mate included as well as basically all the coca... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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1 Nov 2016
“Very sweet small museum”
27 Nov 2016
“Highly informative, English translations, and you get to wear COSTUMES!”
Deza St. 301, Puno, Peru
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Every single panel on the upper floors of the museum was highly informative, with decent translations and great photographs and other exhibits. They even have an amazing section on the health benefits of Coca, as well as how to make Cocaine and Crack (pretty gross...More

Thank Nathaniel A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very cheap, long and very detailed exhibit with a mate included as well as basically all the coca leaves you can chew and a coca candy. Large costume section and very nice staff. One of the highlights of Puno

Thank 360Kamil
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Small museum with informative photo boards in Spanish and English that illustrate the use of coca in Peru through pre-Inca, Inca and colonial times, as well as of the chemical and historical impacts of its transformation into cocaine. Lovely photos and fascinating historical facts, including...More

Thank Jean255057
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Very interesting tour found it full of facts. Defo recommended if u are in the area It tells you how the locals use coca leaves for medical purposes and to highlight that although it has got a bad press due to drugs that its has...More

1  Thank jode34
Reviewed 20 April 2014

...They are moving to a new and larger facility nearby. You can still duck in and talk to the Artisans' Guild in the same building, which is fascinating by itself.

1  Thank jsmog310
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This museum is recommended in our guide book and we had quite a lot of spare time in Puno so thought we would go, when we arrived it was shut up and looking through the window it appeared that it had been shut for years.

3  Thank HMaudP
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Really only two rooms, one with costumes where they show you two videos and another with exhibits about the coca plant, the written explanations of which replicate what was said in the video.

Thank Micha10589
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Interesting museum to visit and learn more about coca leaves (an original ingredient in coca-cola!). Also film-show with Spanish soundtrack.

Thank Ian001
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Yes, it is very small, but they have two interesting films, one about the dancing and festivals and one about the history of coca. The latter was extremely interesting and worth the money on its own. I've rated this as the most interesting thing in...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Although very small (only two rooms) this museum was really entertaining, It cost 6 sols per person to get in and then we were shown a tacky but interesting video showing the different dances that the costumes were used for. After the video was finished...More

Thank Enrique896
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