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Museo de Coca

Address: Linares St. # 906, La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 591 2 2311998
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Ranked #25 of 41 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is dedicated to Bolivia's controversial native crop.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is dedicated to Bolivia's controversial native crop.
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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This museum looks like someone's project on cocaine and the coca leaf. Although some of the information is interesting and there are a few good physical displays and photos, there is far too much reading which distracts from the experience. The sequence of panels is not always easy to follow, even though they have made an effort to number them,... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yes, you can find good information about coca, though some of it seems to be a bit old. Actually, I would not call it a museum, since it is mainly some tiny rooms with information specially for reading. Ten people there and it is a crowd. Nice restroom!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Neat to see if you are interested in coca and it's history, but the one in Cusco (free Sundays) I found to be better put together. Worth a visit if you can't go in a different city.

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Bogota, Colombia
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45 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Meh... it's fine if you have nothing else to do. The information was interesting and for the price it's okay. If you are walking around and have 20 or 30 minutes to spare then go for it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I visited here because we had time to spare... it doesn't take long to get through the museum, it's rather small but super interesting. I learnt sooo much stuff here - you just have to be willing to read through the exercise book they give you to take around (but it IS in English! - bonus). There... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The coca story itself is very interesting, but the museum is terrible. They numbered the pannels according to the parts os the story is belongs, but the sequence is very confusing to follow and after part 15 (it's about 20) they stop numbering. The graphic design is also innexistent and it seems very amateur, like a school presentation. Information is... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went here as had a few hours to spare. It only cost 13 bolivianos to get in so we thought we may as well give it a go. It was actually very informative and we learnt quite a bit. It could do with updating maybe but all the information is there.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This small museum is a good little place to pass an hour or two if you want to learn a little bit about the history of cocoa and the role it has played in South American / Bolivian life. You get given a booklet in your chosen language and then walk around the various displays reading the corresponding notes to... More 

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The cafe upstairs is nice, if you on the other hand want to know about the coca leaf or cocaine, try wikipedia, cheaper and better.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It is a very small museum. Displays are informative, educative and provocative. It is worth a visit if you have an hour to spare.

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