I was so surprised to find this little museo in Plaza de San Blas above the tourist shops. When I took my kids up the stairs, there was the owner and one of her employees. As a nutritionist and wellness counselor, I had to experience this museo, because you hear so much negativity about coca, and I knew it wasn't... 更多
We went in out of curiosity and we had a very nice time. The host explained everything about coca and its culture, gave us coca sweets and then let us roam around the small museum. It has a gift shop, many pieces of art and pictures and some bizarre items like a dummy of a cocaine addict (with headphones and... 更多
It does not look like anything when you enter the building. Once we were up the stairs we greeted warmly by Ingrid and the other staff. She sat down with us and gave us a personal introduction into the culture and plant. We did a small coca chewing ceremony together and she explained the ways the inca used and use... 更多
This little museum close to the centre of town was very interesting! It goes through the history of coca, how it was used by the Peruvians for multiple users. It also goes through how it can be made into a terrible drug of addiction. Takes about 45 mins to finish,totally worth it!
If you want to learn a bit of coca and the use of it, go here and learn how they use coca and what kind of products the produce. Not very proffesional.
We stopped by the Museo de la Coca while walking around Cuzco. It was great place to learn more about how Peruvians (and south americans in general) have used coca leaves as part of their culture throughout history for medical purposes, religion and much more. They have a little nice gift shop where you can buy all kinds of coca... 更多
Its small but interesting. It cost 10sol which include introduction in English and coca tea. The best part is a small shop that have all coca product...which can rest assure that it is real!! Some are homemade which the quality is better than those comercial one.
This is a museum about coca (not chocolate as many of the reviews suggest). Lovely exhibition about coca in culture, art (eg pre colombian ceramics as well as Mary with three coca leaves)... how it is used in ceremonies, attempts to eradicate it, a bit of botanics... it covers it all. We were very entertained for an hour or so... 更多
Stopped here as part of an organised tour and found it interesting but not compelling. There was a talk on the plant and its good and bad side. There were some interesting exhibits but to be honest, it could just be a 10 minute visit and that would be enough. Products were a little more expensive than elsewhere.
This is a museum-lite experience for those hoping to learn more about chocolate, but the staff of the museum are extraordinarily funny. They give a short guided tour which includes how to make chocolate products. Then the fun begins, tasting their products. There are teas, chips, marmalades, and liqueurs. No rush, try each and every flavor or just your favorite.... 更多