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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Sights

Museo de la Coca y Costumbres

  • Jr. Deza 301 Map It
  • Puno

Updated 09/15/2014

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A hidden gem, though not as great as the one in La Paz if you are headed that way, this museum pays tribute to the infamous coca leaf and Peruvian folklore. The quaint museum, tucked away on the second floor of the building, occupies two rooms, one that houses the folklore exhibit and the other displaying 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.

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Jr. Deza 301, Puno, Peru

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  • S/5
  • Daily 9–1 and 3–8

Updated 09/15/2014


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