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Address: Linares St. # 906, La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 591 2 2311998
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Description: This museum is dedicated to Bolivia's controversial native crop.

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Not so good as a museum

There is no English description inside the museum, but you will be given a book to read about the translations, so we turned out sitting just besides the reception reading the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The museum did provide an assortment of information but the display and set up is poorly done. I guess my favorite part was then little cafe upstairs. There you can try different drinks made from the coca leaf. The prices are pretty reasonable for it being "touristy". The guy working the front was so friendly and even taught us how's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There is no English description inside the museum, but you will be given a book to read about the translations, so we turned out sitting just besides the reception reading the book most of he time, and then take 5 minutes to go inside the museum to have a quick look of the pictures. If we knew that before we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It may not be much to look at, but if you're curious about the history, use, and culture surrounding the coca leaf - this is a wonderful museum to visit. Who knew there was so much to learn about the tiny coca leaf. Its significance is fascinating, and I think it's definitely worth spending an hour here to read all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are in the area stop by and check it out and find some interesting facts about coca. Few minutes walk from witch market

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This small and simple, but relatively well presented museum is located in the Witches Market cobblestones streets. Less than $2US entry. You are given a folder with full translations in English as you guide yourself around thr numbered displays. Learn about history of Coca from pre-Inca times to the present, use by the Andean people to assist with manual labour/mining,medicinal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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Address: Linares St. # 906, La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 591 2 2311998
Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz

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