Ticket Kiosk at Santa Rosa passage, Lima Main Square.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 2pm to 7:30 pm
Reservations and Information:
Cell Phone: 988188949. RPM: #732093
MIRABUS offers a unique service: Moonlit night at the “Presbitero Matias Maestro” Cemetery Museum. This is a cemetery that holds much of Peruvian history, where you can appreciate imposing mausoleums, impressive sculptures and breathtaking statues.
You can enjoy this service every last Tuesday of each month, leaving at 6 pm from our usual bus stop at Kennedy Park. The tour lasts four hours (approximatley), and it costs S/65. 00 (Peruvian Soles), per passenger.
Popularly known as “Presbítero Maestro,” this cemetery museum opened on May 31st, 1808, during the period of Viceroy Abascal. It was founded with the name of “Pantheon of Lima” and recently celebrated its bicentennial anniversary.
This architectural enclosure features streets, buildings and gardens, just like any city: a city of the dead. The cemetery was designed by the presbyter (religious), Matías Maestro, who, besides being a priest, was also a painter and an architect.
In the beginning, this graveyard distinguished itself because of its neoclassical style, but in its two centuries it has incorporated different artistic styles, such as gothic and romantic.
THE HEROES' CRYPT
Remarkable in itelf is the Pacific War Heroes' crypt (1879 – 1883), which was opened on September 8th, 1908, under the presidency of José Pardo. This crypt was designed by French sculptor Emilio Robert.
This is the nation's tribute to its defenders fallen in war action. Here lie the remains of Miguel Grau and the Huascar ship's crew, Francisco Bolognesi and the defenders of the “Morro de Arica” (Arica Hill), Andrés Avelino Cáceres, Alfonso Ugarte, Pedro Ruiz Gallo and other heroes.