- Visit one of the most important cemeteries in the world due to its artistic heritage
- Over 600 tombs and mausoleums and 220,000 niches, considered an outdoor museum
- Learn about some of the most iconic urban myths of Lima and Peru
Dare to tour the Presbitero Maestro? Built in 1808, this place is considered the first Monumental Cemetery in America and it is known as the Cemetery of Lima's High Society. There are over 20 Presidents buried here, many National Heroes, some renowned writers and artists, and other important Peruvian historical figures.
In this tour not only will you learn about some of the most infamous incidents that shocked the country (mysterious deaths and paranormal events) but you will also appreciate the beautiful architecture of the shrines, mausoleums, crypts and sculptures made of marble. Come and experience this unconventional yet astonishing tour and see a different side of Lima's history!
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone interested in history, culture and fun
Meet Our Local Host
This experience will be led by Marco, he has tons of experience guiding tours in this part of town. He knows all the little secrets this place and whereabouts of this cemetery
- Meet the group to enter the cemetery
- Once inside, our host will start the tour
- As we explore around, we will be learning about the different urban myths related to some of our old historical Peruvian characters
- Transportation - Round Trip
- Local Guide
- Entrance Fee / Tickets
- Walking Tour
What's Not Included
- Tips for vendors
Know Before You Go
- Minimum Needed: 6 people
- Maximum Capacity: 20 people
- Booking Deadline: 2 days before the event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Special Clothing Required: No
- Extra Cash: Needed for tipping / donation / additional services
- What To Bring: Comfy clothes comfy shoes, water
- No refunds: There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors
Frequently Asked Questions
I didn't know what to expect when joining in this adventure but I am so happy I went. The reality is, I had no reason to go other than curiosity. The uncertainty of it being at night along with respecting the dead had me at odds, despite my reservations, the guide led us with stories of the past involving cultural history, war, economy and social status. The artistry of the mausoleums and being able to intersect these historical events as to why the cemetery is what it has become today was what made this experience so interesting. You may spot a stray kitty that follows you around for some of your tour but that just adds to the aura of the cemetery itself. Get to know Lima in a different way.
I love cemeteries, and this was the number one reason I booked the trip to Lima. This cemetery tour was a blast. It wasn't scary at all, but the graves were beautiful, and the history was incredible. As you spend time in Lima, you're going to hear more and more about the Pacific War, and there are scores of memorials for it (no spoilers). It was also very interesting to hear the paranormal stories of the cemetery and to see the graves of actual Peruvian witches. It was amazing. Hands down the best thing I did in the entire month in Lima. You do not want to miss this -- and it isn't scary either if you were worried about that.