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Worth a visit if you're not weirded out by cemeteries

I really enjoyed walking through this cemetery--it's visually interesting and the mausoleums are... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
rebecca7894
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Cleveland, Ohio
Presbitero Maestro is a cemetery in Lima, the capital city of Peru. It is also a museum

The cemetery was not finished until 1807, thanks to the efforts of the Priest Matías Maestro. This... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
murdochl
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Lima, Peru
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10 Jul 2018
“Worth a visit if you're not weirded out by cemeteries”
26 Apr 2017
“Presbitero Maestro is a cemetery in Lima, the capital city of Peru. It is also a museum”
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jr. Ancash 1611, Cuadra 17 | District - Barrios Altos, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I really enjoyed walking through this cemetery--it's visually interesting and the mausoleums are very dramatic. Although this place is pretty far off the beaten path from Barranco and Miraflores, it's worth a visit if you have time. Note that there are still people being buried...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The cemetery was not finished until 1807, thanks to the efforts of the Priest Matías Maestro. This multifaceted man, born in Vitoria (Spain) in 1776, came to Peru by the end of the 18th century to start a new business. In 1793, he became a...More

Thank murdochl
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...More

Thank lifecity
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,...More

Thank Mario M
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
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...More

4  Thank Olabitz
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...More

8  Thank airlink9972
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
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.

Thank lj0
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
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