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Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, Lima

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Cemetery
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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  • They offer an impressive night tours between the historic mausoleums and filled with stories of mystery, ghosts and other trillers niches.
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  • This cemetery has more than 200 years old and is considered Museum. Manages it the charitable society of Metropolitan Lima. Very attractive as the place there are day and night tours.
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  • It is an old cemetery where you can find several people in politics, art and Peruvian television. You can find mausoleums that are very attractive for the characters that contain and its construction which is more striking.
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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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