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Museo de la Coca y Costumbres

Museo de la Coca y Costumbres Review

A hidden gem, this museum pays tribute to the infamous coca leaf and Peruvian folklore. The quaint museum, tucked away on a second-floor building, is sliced into rooms, one that houses the folklore exhibit and the other displays everything you'd ever want to know about the coca leaf. Presented in English and Spanish, displays are well constructed with educational videos and photographs. The mission is not to promote coca, but merely to share the plant's history and culture. You can enlist the help of a bilingual guide if you wish or mosey on your own. The folklore exhibit displays elaborately constructed costumes worn during festivals and shares the history behind the dances.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Jr. Deza 301, Puno
  • Phone: 051/977–0360
  • Cost: S/5
  • Hours: Daily 9–1 and 3–8
  • Website:
  • Location: Puno
Updated: 10-20-2012

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