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Coca and Costumes Museum

Deza St. 301, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #18 of 20 Attractions in Puno
Type: Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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 postive uses that can help altitude sickness. Definitely agree with that ha

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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