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Coca and Costumes Museum

Deza St. 301, Puno, Peru
051-9770360
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Ranked #17 of 17 attractions in Puno
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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.

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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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.

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Chatham, Kent, Uk
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

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

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 Puno as we have been on both the Sillustani trip and the Taquiile/Uros boat as... More

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Zamora, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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 the owner of the museum came and we were able to try on the different... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Walk upstairs. There's a cashier and a curtain. Behind the curtain are two rooms: One room has a bunch of posters explaining the history of coca in English and Spanish and a couple of coca related items. The other room has an English language DVD playing, explaining the various costumes and associated dances and what each dance means. Around the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This tiny place could more aptly be called an "Information Center" than a "Museum." It consists of two small rooms: one containing displays related to the history and use of the coca leaf, and the other containing displays of traditional costumes worn in various traditional dances. An accompanying video (available in various languages) regarding the dances is shown. Note, however,... More

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Puno, Peru
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

It's a good museum for coca and customs. Only 2 rooms one for the coca and the other for the candelaria festivity Has too much information about the coca since the origins until the use of nowdays.

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Oakland, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is not the most professional of museum, but it has a lot of information in it. The attendant started us with a video about the different dances and costumes from the region. Most of the dances were developed to make fun of the Spanish colonists. It was quite amusing to watch. The visit then became silly when she dressed... More

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