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Museo de Coca (Coca Museum)

The Coca Leaf © Dbotany
The Coca Leaf © Dbotany

The museum covers the role of coca in Bolivia's culture and traditions. Visitors will learn about the leaf's healing properties, its use in Andean religious ceremonies, its chemical breakdown and different species. They will also canvas its use by soft-drink and pharmaceutical companies, and how it is turned into cocaine. Actually, one of the institution's missions in to counter the plant's cocaine-related stigma. Among other things, guests will leave knowing how to correctly chew coca leaves, which will allow them to feel its stimulating effects.

Address: Linares 906, La Paz Zona 1, Bolivia

Website: www.cocamuseum.com

Telephone: +591 2 2311998