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Planetarium Cusco

Reserva ecologica de LLaullipata, Cusco 0084, Peru
+51 84231710
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Ranked #13 of 101 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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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our tour to the Cusco Planetarium started with being picked up from one of the squares. After a short 10 minute ride we arrived and were greeted warmly. Our guide was very informative and passionate. You could feel her energy and enthusiasm during the presentation. Afterwards we stepped outside (dress in warm clothes as it gets pretty cold) and were... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

At 12,500 ft the evening sky is almost touchable making the Cusco Planetarium is a must visit. The cost is 50 soles per person or 30 soles for students (~$18US). Your experience starts are Plaza Regocijo which is the very next square from Plaza de las Armas and where you are picked up by the planetarium's van. They are very... More

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Lima, Peru
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have never been into a Planetarium, I made a reservation by mail, they answered promptly. They recommended dress warmly, so I did We were 22 people and everybody thought it was one of the highlights while in Cusco City Professor Salazar is an amazing person, full of knowledge of the stars and a very funny and friendly person. Ana... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my experience at the Cusco Planetarium. Highlight was seeing Saturn through the telescope. This is the real deal! Bring plenty of layers if coming in the cold month of August. They provided hot tea when we were outside. This organization is privately funded. Support them and help keep this organization going. Pick up was about 6pm and... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A great evening with very enthusiastic and funny people, who share a lot of interesting informations about the stars.

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Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this is a must see, these people are so nice and the whole thing is just really a great evening, you gt use telescopes, have the incan cosmology explained, real nice people!

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited Cusco and went to the planetarium show one evening. They pick you up with a group of 10-15 people and drive you up the mountain. This is not a real planetarium like you think of in the States, it is a family business and their building is a little log cabin. They tell you a bit about Incan... More

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Hong Kong, China
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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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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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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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