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Presbitero Maestro

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Address: Jr. Ancash 1611, Cuadra 17 | District - Barrios Altos, Lima, Peru
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Also called "Noches de Luna Llena", this is the oldest cemetery...

Also called "Noches de Luna Llena", this is the oldest cemetery in South America and night tours are offered through Turibus and a few other agencies. It is operated by SBLM and is a top tourist attraction in Lima.

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A great cemetery

I visited Presbitero maestro to know about peruvian culture, it said that is the most important cemetery because were buried in this place important people about peruvian history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Emily C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I visited Presbitero maestro to know about peruvian culture, it said that is the most important cemetery because were buried in this place important people about peruvian history, there are many monuments like angels and holly people. i recommen you visit this interesting place in group to enjoy better.

Thank Emily C
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

First time at Lima, as many visited Lima in the past. The city is messed and dirty. The traffic is very bad. The air is polluted. On the last day at lima after 2 nights stayed, I decided to come here. Actually the entrance is right near the subway station. Here is the tip. The gate is METAL HUGE one.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great pleace to visit, and if you want to add a pinch of thrill, do it at night. Historic place where more than 68 Peruvian presidents are resting, it has some unique features that make it worth the visit, the mausoleum of the fat people, the area of the unborn children, the area of those who committed suicide, and the... More 

Thank Mario M
Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

If you like cementaries, this is the one you needto visit. Its historical and very old. Grave sites are very nice.

Thank xochitl
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Buenos Aires' Recoleta cementary is a must in every trip to Bs. Aires. Yet, Presbitero Maestro is hardly known by foreigners, and even some locals. It is, though, an extraordinary piece of art and history. Walking among graves of national peruvian heros, you'll find astonishing sculptures. Only problem is that it is not located in a very safe, nice area:... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

I love visiting cemeteries. Often they are a great way to enjoy the artwork and symbolism. It was hard to find a tour to Presbitero Mastro, but if you want to visit, do so with HAKU tours! Two pieces of advice, keep up with the admission ticket. Several times while in the cemetery, was stopped and asked to see the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

I had the opportunity to see a presentation here, it was great! all the actors were preforming in the middle of the cemetery, it was one of the most vivid thing I have ever lived.

1 Thank Larojasandra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

If you have the time and are downtown, this is an interesting place to visit. I reluctantly went on a tour and enjoyed it. Beautiful tomb stones and much recent Peruvian history is here.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

I took the bus from Miraflores. The tour from Miraflores is the last Tuesday of every month. It took us first around the city (Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Martin, Palacio de Gobierno) Very interesting tour. Don't forget your flashlight!

Thank 4everKarin
Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Even though it is a Cementery from the XIIIV and XIX Century it is lijke a major museum as you can see all the beautiful sculptures. But it is way far from the city and located in an old neighborood .

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