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Planetarium Cusco

Reserva ecologica de LLaullipata, Cusco 0084, Peru
+51 84231710
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Ranked #10 of 102 attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: We are an Cultural interpretation center about how the Andean people understand the skies. The explanation in two rooms give us a great... more » Owner description: We are an Cultural interpretation center about how the Andean people understand the skies. The explanation in two rooms give us a great perspective, in dome we learn about southern sky and finally, if weather allows, we enjoy some stargazing! « less
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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A short but excellent 1.5 hour experience hosted by the kind and enthusiatic staff at the Cusco Planetarium who were keen to share their passion for and knowledge of the sky. The tour began with a presentation on how the Incans understood the sky followed by a walkthrough of the various constellations. Afterwards, the Director of the Planetarium showed us... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great evening. The family run planetarium is very interesting and they are clearly very passionate about what they do. It does get very cold. They have blankets but wrap up warm before you go.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I loved our visit to the planetarium! It is run by a family who are SO SPIRITED and excited to share their knowledge - fun and hilarious! Learnt a lot, but didn't feel like you were in a lecture theatre. The tour picked us up in the Plaza, on time. Had a quick bus trip up to the planetarium and... More

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College Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The panetarium was unique. I didnt enjoy the experience but that doesnt mean you wont. If you ar interested in stars and whatnot then its great for you. Otherwise you might find yourself literally falling asleep like I did. The staff (family owned and operated) was extremely nice and very knowledgeable as far as I could tell. If your a... More

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Trujillo, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I highly recommend going to the planetarium. The guide was great and it was wonderful to learn about how the Incans interpreted the stars. Dress warm!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really loved the amount of information received from our very enthusiastic host. Amazing what a telescope will reveal that the naked eye can not see. Loved seeing the Southern Hemisphere sky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If the Incan buildings and beliefs seem impenetrable in their mysteries, this experience will help you make sense of their perspective. It really helped me.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Viewing the southern sky for the first time, high in the Andes, is unforgettable. The constellations were brilliant and we looked at Jupiter's rings and moons through a telescope. Maria is really enthusiastic and entertaining, and her planetarium show indoors included the Inca constellations (llamas, naturally). Wrap up warm!

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I definitely recommend doing this. It's very cheap and really interesting, especially if you are remotely interested in astronomy. The two hours were spent learning about the night sky and stars, the Inka's interpretation of the stars and stargazing outside with a hot cup of tea. Ana and her uncle are lovely people. We got ripped of for 40 soles... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ana and her uncle present for just under two hours with an impressive combination of knowledge, enthusiasm and wit. I emailed the planetarium in the early afternoon and received a prompt response confirming availability for the evening. The presentation is given in English and Spanish. It begins with a projection of the cusco sky at night onto a domed ceiling... More

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