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Planetarium Cusco

Reserva ecologica de LLaullipata, Cusco 0084, Peru
+51 84231710
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Ranked #11 of 89 attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our night under the stars. Blankets and hot tea warmed us from the inside out and the information and star gazing were out of this world! A must do whilst in Cusco!

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Ana Maria is delightful! We arranged to visit the Planetarium via email with her. It's not in Cusco, but about 10 minutes outside. Conveniently, they pick you up in one of the town squares for your evening visit. Out at their cosy farmhouse/observatory, Ana Maria explained the Incan views of astronomy and the heavens, and how it influenced agriculture. Then... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I loved this delightful planetarium tour! Astronomy has played a big role in Peru and we were informed very entertainingly and visually about the constellations and history at this lovely planetarium!

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was definitely one of the most interesting places i've been. The people are extremely enthusiastic about the stars, they are proud on the incaculture and will tell you all about it. I've learned more here than in any other museum in Cusco. It was also a really nice opportunity to see the stars and planets and the moon through... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The astronomer who runs this family business clearly loves his work and his enthusiasm for astronomy is infectious. They opened up the small but totally adequate planetarium for our family, showed us the constellations and night sky over Cusco, gave us information about Incan constellations, and then we went outside to look through a telescope at planets, nebulas, and stars.... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very enthusiast and knowledgable staff! the professor really shared his passion. Witty family owned planetarium. A modest operation add to the charm of the place they will pick you up and bring you back to a well known plaza in the center of town. blankets and tea offered to cozy up in the (potential) cold of cusquenian nights. Loved it!

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our time in Cuzco. We had a great time together as a family and overall both kids enjoyed themselves tremendously (ten-year old was fidgety during the initial part that was lecture-based). We each got a little blanket with stars on it to help keep us warm, we saw Jupiter through the telescope (they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My friend and I learned so much about Machu Picchu and andean culture during this cozy class. We liked the dome, blankets and tea too. My only suggestion is to light up the stairs with a flashlight. It's cheap, effective and prevents falls.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We decided to visit the planetarium based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor although this place was not listed in Lonely Planet's SA on a shoestring. It turned out that this was not the wisest financial decision as the cost of 50 soles/ pax was a tad too expensive, given that we didn't get any actual viewing of the stars... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My wife and I were in Cusco last April. Very last minute we decided to visit the planetarium. They were flexible with their hours and stayed open late for us. A driver met us and we drove up the beautiful hillside to a quaint planetarium where we were greeted by Ana Maria, our host. Ana Maria had a vast knowledge... More

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