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Small and Educative

If you love to read and are able to absorb a lot of information within a short time, this is your... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
kaspar s
Lots of Reading - Lots of Information

This museum was fascinating and we were very glad we went - we felt we learned so much about the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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This museum is dedicated to Bolivia's controversial native crop.
Linares St. # 906, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2311998
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

If you love to read and are able to absorb a lot of information within a short time, this is your place! The display is translated in various languages and you'll learn a lot about various aspects of the coca leaf, recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This museum was fascinating and we were very glad we went - we felt we learned so much about the Coca leaf. However it is a lot of reading so if that’s not for you then I wouldn’t recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Wanted to check this place out as it looked quite neat from the outside, stopped by a couple days ago around 3 and no one was there. No signs or anything though we checked later and it said they should have been open. Went there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A distinctive museum. Pretty good idea unfortunately not well organized. The collection is mainly based on photos and posters, making it boring.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A small museum but we spent 4 hours there as it is extremely informative. There is a booklet given with all the information that you need to know about coca. Me and my bf love it but we can also understand that this could be...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Som8
Reviewed 28 February 2018

It took a few visits before the museum was open even though google was showing their opening hours as 10am-7pm. The first day (Friday, Feb 9) we tried it was just shut. The next day we turned up a bit past midday and were told...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank wherelolawent
Reviewed 3 January 2018

One can learn all about the history of the coca leaf in a clearly presented, engaging way; there's also informative videos about local folk dances (a big part of Puno tradition). The friendly manager even spent time with us to try on various dance costumes...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Yorkshirator
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We visited the museo on our first day in La Paz. The museo is small but informative. There are not many exhibits but plenty of huge boards with all you need to know about Coca. There is also a restaurant upstairs where you can get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AusDonny
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Its definitly worth it, to visit that Museum when you interested in the history and all about the Coca plant. We also got an guide for the different stations in our language, that was perfect. The topic at all was well introduced.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank purzel_le
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Fascinating museum, well laid out and lots of fascinating information about the historic usage and modern abuse of coca. I imagine it could get a bit crowded in peak season and you may find it a tad difficult to find - but it is well...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Clunnon207
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