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Planetarium Cusco

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Address: Reserva eco turistica privada Llaullipata | Km 2 carretera Sacsayhuamán, Cusco 0084, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84231710
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   We are an Cultural interpretation center about how the Andean...

   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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I really enjoyed the planetarium in Cusco (it's actually just outside Cusco's valley). The family that owns and operates it is very excited about cosmology, and this rubs off in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the planetarium in Cusco (it's actually just outside Cusco's valley). The family that owns and operates it is very excited about cosmology, and this rubs off in their presentations. They are so clearly excited about their planet, the stars, and the cosmos. That enthusiasm makes the visit worth it.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They aren't joking when they say to wear lots of layers--but they hand out blankets as well, which is very nice. You're picked up in a square near the Plaza de Armas and driven up near Sacsayhuaman. There's a little intro and then some star gazing and a planetarium show. Unfortunately it was a full moon, so we weren't able... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family run business which offers interesting insights into the southern night sky. The tour picks up from one of the smaller plazas in central Cusco and takes people in a bus to the planetarium, which is a small building next to a playing field away from the bright lights of Cusco. Stars and planets are viewed from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience in Planetarium Cusco was great! We were picked up in downtown Cusco in the early evening. A mini bus takes you to the Planetarium. We were presented information on the significance of astrology for the Incas, which I found incredibly interesting. In a special room simulating the night sky, we then learned more about different constellations and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give this a try as something a bit different and we were not disappointed! You meet in the square and are taken to the planetarium near the Sascy ruins. Our guide was great with good English and a good knowledge of astronomy, it mainly focused on the Southern Hemisphere and he gave a good explanation of how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm an amateur astronomer and whenever traveling I carry my portable telescope to both observe objects I don't get to see in my location in the US as well as share with others the splendors of the sky. My wife discovered the existence of this planetarium and we booked a visit the only night we were free. We were met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pick-up from central Cusco, they take you out to their building and give a short lecture explaining importance of sky to Incas, then take you into their Planetarium dome. Then they take you outside and point out different constellations and planets through their 2 telescopes. This latter part is cold (it's late, dark). Wear really warm clothes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had so much fun at the planetarium. The family that runs it is so knowledgeable and so passionate that it is infectious. We learned about the stars in the southern hemisphere and about Incan astronomy, then went out and used their telescopes to see some incredible sights. Our kids loved it, but we did too - and most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Very informative, educational view of the constellations the Inca saw. One of our favorite activities in Cusco. Dress warmly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We booked to do the planetarium due to the excellent reviews and my love of space and what an amazing choice. We were picked up from the centre of Cusco and driven out to the family run planetarium high up in the mountains. Such a beautiful tranquil place. The family were so informative and passionate about space. Outside we saw... More 

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