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Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales

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Unique and informative

We very much enjoyed our visit to this quaint museum. It is in a relatively small venue that is... read more

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Mysteri0usTraveler
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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... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2014
Henry W
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed yesterday

We very much enjoyed our visit to this quaint museum. It is in a relatively small venue that is, unlike many modern museums, very down to earth. There are guided tours in Spanish or English, a gift shop, and a small café. Subject matter and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mysteri0usTraveler
Reviewed 26 July 2018

It's a pretty chill museum. You go, wander, learn, and nothing else is expected of you, The presentation, design, and title cards could be nicer, but it is free, so I'd better not complain. I will visit again. It's cool to learn about plants.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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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!

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

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...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Henry W
Reviewed 21 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...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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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.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 22 May 2014

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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank AJDMelbourne
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.

Thank MYKong
Reviewed 25 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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Ayjay W
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