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Address: Jr. Ancash 1611, Cuadra 17 | District - Barrios Altos, Lima, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Also called "Noches de Luna Llena", this is the oldest cemetery in South...
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.
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A must seen place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2013
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Lima, Peru
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419 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you like cementaries, this is the one you needto visit. Its historical and very old. Grave sites are very nice.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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 sculptures. Only problem is that it is not located in a very safe, nice area:... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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... More 

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Lima, Peru
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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.

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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.

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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!

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 .

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Lima
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

It depends if you are the kind of person who likes to see burial grounds, this is the one you must see, it has amazing shrines to see, they have also a night tour visit, for the ones who like "mystery things"

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Lima, Peru
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25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

It is a beautiful cementery but is not well maintained and lots of the marble sculptures have been stollen.

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148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

I visited Lima in May, 2010 and was very impresed with this tour. The tour is ran thorugh the local beneficient of Lima. Jr. Carabaya 641 Lima - Perú just downtown. I do not recall any English guide though, anyhow the place is great and you can see many architectural jewels and taste a piece of South American history. The... More 

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