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Museo De La Coca

Plazoleta San Blas 618, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 501020
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Interesting but not over-the-top entertaining

This museum is a private museum as dedicated to selling merchandise as to education about Coca. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FrenchMD
,
Arizona
via mobile
A controversial subject well addressed

The museum was very informative and addressed both the positive use of Coca and includes strong... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_dianelen
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Wakefield, Canada
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Plazoleta San Blas 618, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 501020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a private museum as dedicated to selling merchandise as to education about Coca. If one has free time and wants to spend about $/s 20 per person, it is decent place to spend a half hour looking over the displays. For good...More

Thank FrenchMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was very informative and addressed both the positive use of Coca and includes strong warning about the use of Cocaine.

Thank _dianelen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coca museum at the plaza San Blas is worth a visit, nice little museum with a store where you can buy a lot of products where they have used coca in some way.

Thank LarsLuckow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to know more about Coca leaves, and not misunderstand with the other substance. Very friendly staff and they know about their history and every question related. The shop is very good , you can find what in other places not, here you can...More

Thank Alejandra G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not your normal museum. Some cool stuff about background of coca leaves and customs. At the end of visit sit down with museum guide and you will get great historical background on in a traditions of coca and other related historical stuff. Coca leaves u...More

Thank alexwie52
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the information we got from the "guide" before going into the museum quite a lot, and got to read some interesting stuff (such as that the coca leaf was used during brain surgery by the incas!)

Thank Cornelia S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Didn't see this in any of the guidebooks but stumbled on it when we walked up to the Plaza San Blas. Gives and excellent overview of the coca plant and its uses (and misuses) along with a lot of history. Very glad we found it!...More

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not sure if working on your own choco makes it better, the samples were great as was the java offered at the door when you enter. Buy carefully, pricey tourista stop for sure...

Thank WmnAud
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Cusco is full places that call themselves "museums" however most are not...my favorite is the coca museum which was the most museumy of them all...they had great pictures and exhibits. The people are very friendly and there were many great products. The only ones I...More

Thank Foodie8621
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We though that coca was only for tea, at the museum our guide gave the information in such precision way, that we ended eating the leaves because is also food. Now we understand from where the ancient incas got additional energy, of course coca....

Thank petersenlo
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