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“Ethnobotanical Plants”

Museo de Plantas Sagradas, Magicas y Medicinales
Ranked #87 of 174 things to do in Cusco
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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 the gods. I particularly enjoyed reading about all the medicinal plants. Afterwards There is a nice relaxing cafe to enjoy a good herbal tea. The store has a great selection of medicinal products but the prices are high. You are better off buying your Maca in the San Pedro Market.

Thank Henry W
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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 in Spanish, there are VERY detailed English translation cards in ‘pockets’ on the walls and I found all the reading quite tiresome. There were definitely some things that I did find very interesting (the history of Coca-Cola, Ayahuasca display and information on Biopiracy), but I felt that it all could have been presented in a much more concise manner that would make the whole experience feel less like a chore. There is a small gift shop at the entrance/exit and a patio with a sad-looking collection of plants (and supposedly a café, but it didn’t appear to be open when we visited).

Thank meagsme
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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.

Thank Debbie C
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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 have tried to patent these for personal profit, leaving traditional users with no 'rights' to do as they have for centuries.

3  Thank AJDMelbourne
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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
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