Museo de la Coca y Costumbres Puno Reviews
This museum feels like a home! Learn about coco and costumes whilst the owner's 2yo sits on your lap! Dec 03, 2013
The location of the museum doesn't get any better than this - CENTRAL PUNO. Spotting it is one thing, because it looks like a little store on the top floor. You've got to really just spot that green circular emblem proclaiming itself as the only kind in the entire country.
As you walk up, you're greeted by the lovely owner and her 2 year old daughter who's really friendly. She was begging me to carry her even before I paid the entry fees!
So this "museum", which is essentially as big as a family drawing room is broken into 2 sections separated by a showcase - the Coco section and the Costumes section.
Before you admire the various costumes, the lady plays a 20 min video which you watch whilst sitting on the 2 fold-able party chairs there. After that, you see each of those costumes draped on mannequins nearby.
Then the coco section - it's basically as detailed as a school project tracing the origins and the rumoured magical powers of coco leaf, and why it still has a hold on Peruvians for its medical benefits.
All in all, I'd rate this as a "nice to see" attraction but not a must-see attraction.
Highlight - the costume section
Lowlight - the entrance to the toilet. It's a bit low so I hit my head HARD in my urgency to pee!
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