Planetarium Cusco
Planetarium Cusco
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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 10 August 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 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 14 January 2024
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 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 14 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 April 2024
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Laurent Kolam Indah
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Definitely one of the best things we did in Cusco.

So I'm used to the Montreal planetarium, with its two domes and exhibitions, and I ever fairly remember the older planetarium back when it was downtown and I was still a little child. That's all pretty cool...

...but not as cool as learning cosmology and astronomy through the lens of Incas and pre-inca civilizations, and certainly not as cool as stargazing in the southern hemisphere under a clear sky and with hi-tech telescopes. The part under the dome was also super entertaining. The animator was funny, and I learned a great deal about constellations, including those we don't hear much about up north.

It was also so cool to get picked up by car in the late afternoon and drive to the Planetarium, a bit outside the city and almost in the wilderness.

This Planetarium receives no funding from governments (or from Aluminum companies like the one in Montreal), so please support this great DIY project! I bought the book on Inca cosmology at the gift shop afterwards!
Written 27 April 2024
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hilliard158 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
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!
Written 18 April 2024
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lomimu
North Vancouver, Canada3,051 contributions
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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 10 April 2024
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Neil S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
JoAnna and her team were such fun, knowledgeable. Jose the telescope was great. Such enthusiasm and local knowledge. What a fantastic experience.
Written 31 March 2024
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BennyBell
Kincumber, Australia2 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow, what an amazing surprise the Planetarium was!?

The visit was part of an organised tour we were on, & to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect, but gee what a pleasant surprise!

From start to finish the entire evening was fantastic, with the staff being extremely helpful, explaining all the stars outside, as well as handing us blankets as it got quite cold!

The indoor section of the visit in the domed viewing room was exceptional, with the presenter giving us so much info in a fun & interesting way.

Cannot recommend the Cusco Planetarium highly enough, & would tell anyone going to Cusco to put it on their list.
Written 30 March 2024
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D S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This was one of our favorite parts of the trip. The stars are so bright and the telescope let you see some really neat phenomenon. The people are knowledgeable and friendly, and taught us how to identify and find certain constellations with the naked eye.
Written 28 March 2024
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Dear Friend, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are continuously training and striving to reach more people who enjoy science, astronomy, and ancient cultures. Best regards,
Written 30 March 2024
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Josephine S
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a lot of fun. Perfect if you are looking for something to do from/in Cusco that doesn't include hour long bus journeys. Short drive from the centre to the planetarium. It's small and not high tech, but still interesting. The guides were very enthusiastic and provided the information in English. We were also able to see 3 constellations though real telescopes, which was amazing!
I would recommend it. Bring warm clothes, no joke !
Written 29 February 2024
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Dear Joseph, Thank you for sharing your experience; it is very important to us. Also, thank you again for the recommendation about warm clothes; not everybody believes us! Even though it isn't the top technology in the world, it is what we can afford as a private family business. And yes, we try to put more love to replace the lack of technology. Greetings from Cusco! Best regards,
Written 30 March 2024
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Ayana D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a very different but fulfilling activity to do in Cusco. There is so much to learn about the sky. We learned how the Incas and other people used the sky to navigate and predict weather conditions. Chanda and Johanna are so passionate about their work and it shows.

Don’t hesitate to check them out.
Written 20 January 2024
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Dear Ayanda, thanks a lot to take the time to share your experience, we truly apreciate your kind word and we will keep the effort to make this experience unforgettable. All the best to you.
Written 30 March 2024
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Emil Kleis W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a very nice evening with a very passionate staff. Can only recommend if you are the slightest interested in the universe or as to how the Incas used the sky
Written 2 January 2024
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Dear friend, thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience, however, we welcome everybody even if you don´t know a lot about the universe and inka astronomy. Probably after being here, you will have the interest! Clear skies to you!
Written 14 January 2024
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Deborah R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Lovely experience at the planetarium. We learned a lot, not just about space but aso about Peru. Even if you don’t know a lot about astronomy, this is still a fascinating experience. We were lucky enough to see the moon, Jupiter and Saturn! Even in the rainy season. I highly recommend a visit here to anyone staying in Cusco
Written 23 December 2023
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Dear friends we are so happy that you enjoyed the experience, and also that the sky got clear so you can enjoy the telescopes. Thanks for the review, it is so important for us to have your feedback
Written 14 January 2024
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Planetarium Cusco admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$38.26, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$67.51 per person.

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