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Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, Lima

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 sta...  more »
  • 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 monum...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • A memorable resting place.
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  • Excellent museum... With illustrious and representative character for us.
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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. It has pleased me 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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