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Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales

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Address: Calle Santa Teresa 351, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 222214
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Ethnobotanical Plants

If you are wondering if chewing coca leaves will help you climb the Andes with extra energy and a great mental state this museum is an excellent stop. I loved the beginning video... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2014
Henry W
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San Francisco, California
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SouthEasternUS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Loved it, but I am a science geek so may not be everyone's cup of tea. It is more of a shop than a museum in many ways, but the museum part is a lot of reading, and that takes a lot of time. But it is all very interesting, I liked it and made a special trip back to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

As of November 2014, this place no longer exists. Just writing the review to stop anyone making the trip as I did...a shame, would've liked to visit!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

If you are wondering if chewing coca leaves will help you climb the Andes with extra energy and a great mental state this museum is an excellent stop. I loved the beginning video which shows the importance of plants in daily life and in honoring the gods. I particularly enjoyed reading about all the medicinal plants. Afterwards There is a... More 

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Thank Henry W
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

At S/15 per person, I thought this museum was overpriced. It is a relatively small space that I felt focused too much on coca and then just chucked in some information on a couple of other things as an afterthought. While all the displays are in Spanish, there are VERY detailed English translation cards in ‘pockets’ on the walls and... More 

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Burnt Hills, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Thought this might be interesting however, not everything was translated in this self-guided small museum. Some exhibits (like the history of Coca-Cola) were very interesting to look at. Not worth the price of admission.

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Thank Debbie C
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Fascinating history of some traditional Andean plants used throughout the ages. Information provided in English was good (and thorough), staff friendly and helpful. I went to learn about medicinal plants but learned more about traditional ceremonial plants and the dreadful way some in the West have tried to patent these for personal profit, leaving traditional users with no 'rights' to... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

...and this is not what I want. S/.15, way too much reading materials (and Its not easy reading...) and very very limited plants. Unless you are an enthusiast with reading about different types of plants, I won't recommend it.

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

This museum, while small, took me a while to get through. For a fair price, I learned alot of new information about Peruvian culture and history. I was also able to see some pretty cool historic artifacts I had never before encountered. At the time I went, in the mid afternoon, there was only one other person touring the museum... More 

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Thank Ayjay W
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Very nice museum, I enjoyed visiting. There is not a lot in terms of objects on display, but the texts throughout the museum (in English and Spanish) were fascinating. I learned a lot. Recommend it!

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Thank sarah b
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

I had many questions about medicinal plants from the Andes and the Amazon. Visiting the museum answered all of them and expanded my perspective. Of course there is a lot of information in the panels, but if you want to really know about magical plants, this Museum is the perfect place. I also participated in a Coca Leaf reading performed... More 

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