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Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, Lima
(4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Tour the grounds of Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, the first municipal cemetery in South America. Step into the past as you pass by ornate mausoleums, graves of important political figures, and an array of European marble sculptures. View the grandiose "Crypt of Heroes," a large mausoleum containing ossuaries, tombs, and graves holding the remains of local soldiers. See the final resting places of presidents, writers, generals, and other notable figures, or take an eerie nocturnal tour of the cemetery grounds. Make Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro a centerpiece of your Lima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lima trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is a real shame that you have neglected. The quality of them sculptures that has them mausoleums, them figures representative of the culture and political, it history that keeps in itself should be enough reason for care it and give you the importance that deserves. My rating has been great not because of the care you receive if not by what it means for our history.
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  • The nighttime visit to the Presbítero Maestro cemetery, is an unmissable experience, mostly with full moon. Visits are guided, the time I went, we were taken by bus from a local near the Plaza San Martín. Mausoleums that are a work of art and is practically a dead city.
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  • This is one of the most famous cemeteries in Lima, they have tours to do at night, they are very good!
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  • Lugar de reposo de Lima
  • Very nice place
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  • The cemetery is executed with dedication, within the guidelines of the new style: symmetry, irradiation of them new barracks, chapels, parks, Avenue drawn ranked and clearly. For this cemetery was designed an interesting Chapel of octagonal, subsequently ruined plant we only know through engravings of time. Its interior was decorated with murals by José de el Pozo, Sevillian painter arrived with the expedition of Malaspina who settled in Lima, and became a close collaborator of master clergyman.
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  • Beautiful Museum
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  • THE four cardinal points of the human condition: ✴HONOR ✴sabiduria ✴PRUDENCIA ✴TOLERANCIA historian and guide at the Museum's site priest Mr. Chaparro grateful. I have given liked see parents with their children. As well concerns you: here is the history of our country. Once more grateful for transmitting the legacy and his vast knowledge.
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