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Planetarium Cusco

Address: Reserva ecologica de LLaullipata, Cusco 0084, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84231710
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Ranked #8 of 82 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...
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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 perspective, in dome we learn about southern sky and finally, if weather allows, we enjoy some stargazing!
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent family owned initiative located 12 minutes away of Plaza de Armas. The whole experience takes between 2 to 3 hours. Try going before visiting Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley, since there is plenty of helpful information that would add to the experience and knowledge of Inca history. Totally recommend it!!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's a great thing to do before you do the Inca trail, the staff were super friendly and created a really nice atmosphere, you can feel their passion for the night sky. Reasonably priced and worthwhile to support this family business.

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Parma, Italia
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you come to Cuzco, you will visit all the traditional touristic site, but I highly recommend non to miss the visit to the Planetarium! It's a great experience and a very interesting way to understand the Incan astronomy and cosmogony and you'll learn how the incan sites were strictly connected and aligned with stars. Inca had an amazing astronomic... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip to Peru - a real hidden gem. We learnt things about the Incas that countless other tours didn't tell us about. A wonderful, peaceful and charming night. Great family business doing something brilliant with passion and knowledge.

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roaming
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

takes you out of the city for an amazingly informative view of the night sky, you feel like you're in the country, and the guides were young, well informed, and seemed genuinely interested, which made it great for us too.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this family run planetarium really knocked it out of the park and were even able to do it with their rustic setup. You don't need anything fancy to talk about the stars and the influence that it had on the culture in Peru. They go into a lot of the details of how the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Who knew this existed? Apparently a lot more people than I would have thought. This attraction is actually listed in the Lonely Planet book although the price has increased since then (50 soles). Well worth a visit if you are into space, even if you are not it is pretty cool! They talk about the history behind the sky both... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Thank you for such an informative and wonderful presentation. The stories alone were worth it, but to connect the inca with modern astronomy was sweet. The presentation was stellar and we just loved it. It was uber cool to see the southern stars which we normally don't get to see! Best...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The guys who ran it were very interesting and passionate, there was the right amount of information and looking at the night sky with the telescope was fascinating! A must do in Cusco if you have any interest in the stars and the Incan´s relationship with them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a small, humble, family run business in which an uncle and nephew lead presentations that detail how the incan people interacted with the night sky. Presentations are offered in both Spanish and English. Both presenters are extremely inspiring in the way they speak due to the passion they have in the subject matter.

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