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Presbitero Maestro

Jr. Ancash 1611, Cuadra 17 | District - Barrios Altos, Lima, Peru
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Ranked #42 of 130 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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.
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Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
77 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Pennsilvania
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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Lima, Peru
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

Presbitero Maestro is one of the tours that I did and had the most fun (but not everyone agrees). This cemetery is the oldest cemetery in South America and is only available to see through a tour service. Tours are available only on certain days of the month. Through Turibus (which can be found in Larcomar, in Miraflores) tours are... More 

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