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“Cemetery tour worth a visit while in Lima”
Review of Presbitero Maestro

Presbitero Maestro
Ranked #65 of 353 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 ticket. The reason why is there has been damage and vandals in the cemetery and the current groundkeepers want to make sure that no harm is done. The second thing is to wait to pull your camera out after going inside the cemetery and not near the entrance (according to guides, the groundkeepers will some time want to charge you).
The tomb stones are truly amazing. The work that went into some of the graves will amaze you.
There is even a section where those who were tall and larger than average are buried.
There are over 20 Peruvian presidents buried here.
The hall of hero is amazing! It's only opened in limited times, but still peek inside to admire the greatness.
If you want to view a different side of Lima past history, this is a must!

8  Thank airlink9972
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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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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
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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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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 .

1  Thank Ada L
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