Planetarium Cusco
Planetarium Cusco
4.5
Observatories & Planetariums
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
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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  • MapsnHammocks
    Saint Louis, Missouri38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Planetarium Run by a Family Passionate about the Stars!
    We made reservations via WhatsApp for S/.75/person, which we paid at the end of the tour. We got the number from their website. The representative was bilingual. The pickup spot was at Recocijo Square. When we got to the planetarium, we were separated into Spanish-speaking and English-speaking groups. They gave us blankets to keep warm. We were taken to the dome, where we were given a lively presentation about the constellations of the northern hemisphere to orient us to the constellations of the southern hemisphere. From there we went outside to view some of the constellations and the moon through telescopes. If you can, go on a new moon night to see more of the stars. Finally, we went back inside for a presentation about Incan culture. It was interesting to learn that Incans preserved food by a freeze-drying technique. Finally we were taken back to the city. They dropped us off near the pickup location.
    Dear Friend Thanks for a wonderful explanation of the experience, it means a lot that you take the time to share it for other travelers. We are glad that you had a great time. <3 Keep looking to the skies!
    Written August 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Heather C
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Planetarium Tour
    A really interesting night time experience. Well organised from the Planetariums own pick up bus to the tour itself. A great visual experience inside followed by star gazing through telescopes outside. Excellent
    Dear Heather Great to hear from you. Thanks for the review, the hard work reward, means a lot to the team. All the best to you
    Written January 14, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Nathan W
    Sheffield, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an evening in Cusco
    We did this on our first night in Cusco and it was a great way to spend a few hours in the evening. We got picked up from the main square and taken to the planetarium and were given several information talks and presentations, and then got to look at the stars and the moon through the telescope. A really enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
    Dear Nathan Thanks for the review, we are so glad that the experience was enjoyable. We hope you keep your eyes in the sky. All the best to you.
    Written January 14, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • lomimu
    North Vancouver, Canada3,051 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and informative
    Interesting to learn how the Incas interpreted the stars and constellations, and how they worked this into the design of their citadels. We also got to look through telescopes, and had a really interesting presentation in the small Planetarium. You can certainly feel their passion for their work!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
  • HilliardSonographer
    158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a Must Do! You will love it!!!
    This place is AWESOME!! It’s a MUST DO in Cusco. Everything was so perfect. The staff speak excellent English. They provide blankets to keep you warm. Anna Maria is a true delight. She’s funny, informative, intelligent and delightful. We truly enjoyed her teaching us about the stars. Looking through the outdoor telescope was amazing! Getting to see the constellations was a treat. The inside dome was also very informative and interesting. We HIGHLY recommend this as a Things to Do in Cusco!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 18, 2024
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MapsnHammocks
Saint Louis, MO38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We made reservations via WhatsApp for S/.75/person, which we paid at the end of the tour. We got the number from their website. The representative was bilingual. The pickup spot was at Recocijo Square. When we got to the planetarium, we were separated into Spanish-speaking and English-speaking groups. They gave us blankets to keep warm. We were taken to the dome, where we were given a lively presentation about the constellations of the northern hemisphere to orient us to the constellations of the southern hemisphere. From there we went outside to view some of the constellations and the moon through telescopes. If you can, go on a new moon night to see more of the stars. Finally, we went back inside for a presentation about Incan culture. It was interesting to learn that Incans preserved food by a freeze-drying technique. Finally we were taken back to the city. They dropped us off near the pickup location.
Written June 14, 2023
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Dear Friend Thanks for a wonderful explanation of the experience, it means a lot that you take the time to share it for other travelers. We are glad that you had a great time. <3 Keep looking to the skies!
Written August 10, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

brenda4Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What a cool, sweet experience, from the moment we met our earnest contact at the pick up plaza, to the sweet nature of the presenters and the excellent clear night. The structure itself is a quaint modest kinda cottage, with thatch roof and spare interior. We were offered blankets as we sat in our circle looking up at the interior dome, where our delightful and knowledgeable astronomer highlighted the constellations and the different interpretations from different cultures, and the fun facts like the significance of the southern cross. Outside, there were two smallish telescopes we took turns viewing. It's super cold at night; I was glad I had my winter jacket and toque. Bring CASH for the ticket; they don't have wifi. Great way to kick off our Peruvian journey
Written April 28, 2022
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Dear Brenda Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences, and specially for all the recomendations you made! Our telescopes are 8", 10" and 12" inches, n so small, but of course, not for research,only stargazing Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed our amazing country cheers!
Written April 30, 2022
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James B
Brussels, Belgium4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Apart from the opportunity to meet other travels, the Planetarium Cusco is a family run business who are passionate about astronomy. They manage to combine the Greek and Inca mythology as well as show the differences in the sky in the northern and the southern hemispheres. They have a dome where they project the sky but there is no recorded presentation as they do the presentation live and control the projections at will and perhaps this is what makes the place special. They also have 3 telescopes and for an astronomy enthusiast like me it is never enough to see Jupiter and Saturn up close among other things in the sky. Blankets were provided as it got really cold. It is not for small children or disinterested teens but if you're keen to learn it's a good start.

Despite trying to call several times to book, in the end booking was only possible and most efficient via WhatsApp for me.
Written October 25, 2022
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nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Ana Maria shared her passion with us in a very enthusiastic way, we were drawn into her stories and explanations and spent 2 exciting hours with her, learning more about the Southern Sky and Inca constellations. The planetarium is a family run organization well worth a visit! They picked us up in town (they were perfectly on time), and drove us back down. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cusco.
Written October 24, 2021
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OShawkat
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Fantastic experience! Our guide (Ann Marie I think) was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic. Learned about the southern sky, Incan astronomy, and got to see many stars first hand using the telescope. Fascinating to see how the Incans used the stars to predict agriculture! The blankets and hot tea were much appreciated (it gets chilly up there in the wet season)!
Written February 29, 2020
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Dear Friend We are very thankfull for the time you took to writte a review about us. It is impossible not to be passionated taking about our ancestors and astronomy. The little details is for you feeling welcome and at home. thanks fornoticing it!! Yes,please, it couldbe chilli at night, bring jacktes and warm clothes
Written March 16, 2020
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Daron N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My wife and I did the private tour given tickets were sold out for the group tour. It was pricy for just the two of us, but not regrettable. Being from the US, it was really interesting learning about the southern hemisphere constellations, seeing the big dipper upside-down blew our mind.

Our guide was entertaining and informative. Her and her uncle run the place and their passion for astronomy was inspiring. Totally worth stopping by if you have the time!
Written May 19, 2022
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Dear Friends Thanks so mucho for sharing your experience! we are super happy that you enjoyed. We are working hard to keep improving the experience, so your words are so good to keep the motivation high. Clear skies to you !!
Written June 2, 2022
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bobettejane
Cuenca, Ecuador35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
If you're in Cusco, DON'T MISS the Planetarium Cusco. It's family-run, very professional, and was the highlight of our last visit to Cusco. Wear warm clothes--you're really high up so the stars are clear...but it's really cold. We visited in 2019, before the lock down, so ignore the "When did you travel?" date. The family members are very knowledgeable and, in addition to showing you the stars outdoors, and in their observatory and planetarium, give a very interesting talk on Incan astronomy.
Written November 23, 2021
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Dear Friends Thanks for your kind words. We are so happy to be back.
Written December 10, 2021
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celenavotel
Scottsdale142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
This was such a fun experience! Not only did we learn a lot, the guides Anna Maria and Paul were so passionate and knowledgeable about all things stars! She got us excited with her energy. The excursion consisted of 3 parts , a talk, a presentation on the screen overhead and then the real life thing outside. I feel like I actually understand the constellations more and learning about how the Inca culture tied in the stars to agriculture was intriguing and fascinating. Perfect for solo, couples or families! The english translation was perfect
Written March 3, 2022
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Dear Friends Thanks so much for taking a time to make a review. Thanks a lot for your kindess, we really love our job and also to share all we know about the stars... and still soooo much to learn! keep enjoying our amazing city!
Written March 15, 2022
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lomimu
North Vancouver, Canada3,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Interesting to learn how the Incas interpreted the stars and constellations, and how they worked this into the design of their citadels. We also got to look through telescopes, and had a really interesting presentation in the small Planetarium. You can certainly feel their passion for their work!
Written April 10, 2024
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Heather C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A really interesting night time experience. Well organised from the Planetariums own pick up bus to the tour itself. A great visual experience inside followed by star gazing through telescopes outside. Excellent
Written August 28, 2023
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Dear Heather Great to hear from you. Thanks for the review, the hard work reward, means a lot to the team. All the best to you
Written January 14, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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