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Sign up for the Presbítero Maestro Cemetery and San Francisco Catacombs tour. This experience is designed for people who wish to visit eerie places during the day. However, if you want to increase the intensity of this tour, you can join the nighttime tour of just the Presbítero Maestro Cemetery.

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Meeting place

  • We will meet at your hotel in Miraflores. Previous coordination with the reservations departament is requiered.
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Transfer to the historic center of Lima

Historic center of Lima — exterior visit

Visit the historic center of Lima, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991; you will explore the Plaza Mayor and its most emblematic buildings such as the cathedral, the archiepiscopal palace, the Oidor’s house, the Government Palace, the municipal palace and the ornamental water fountain dating back to 1651.

Catacombs of the San Francisco — interior visit

Visit one of the oldest and most visited cemeteries in Peru.

Transfer to the cemetery

Presbítero Matías Maestro cemetery — interior visit

This historical monument is located in Barrios Altos close to the historic center, it was ordered to be built in 1808 by Viceroy José Fernando de Abascal and designed by the architect, sculptor and painter Matías Maestro. The original name of this place was “Cementerio General de Lima” and it was changed later on by the name of its architect to honor him. At this cemetery rest the remains of famous Peruvians such as:

  • Heroes of the Pacific War against Chile: Miguel Grau, Francisco Bolognesi, Alfonso Ugarte and Andrés Avelino Cáceres
  • Former Peruvian Presidents: José de la Riva Agüero, Manuel Pardo y Lavalle, Augusto B. Leguía, Nicolás de Piérola, etc.
  • Writers: Ricardo Palma, Abraham Valdelomar, José Santos Chocano, Ciro Alegria, etc.
  • Scientists: Eduardo de Habich and Scientist Pedro Paulet
  • The miraculous child: Niño Ricardito

Transfer to your hotel

Ending place

This tour ends at the San Francisco Catacombs or your hotel.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Private guided tour with
Pick-upPick-up and Drop-off
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


Tour Type: 100% private excursion.


Pick-up– 09:00 to 13:00
– 14:00 to 18:00
Every day
Pick-up and drop-off– 09:00 to 14:00
– 14:00 to 19:00
Other schedules are available on request.


  • Spanish, English.
  • Other languages:
    • Available on request.
    • Prices will change.

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.


  • Professional guide.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • On request:
    • Drop-off at you hotel.

Not included:

  • Tickets:
    • Cemetery: 22 soles pp.
    • Catacombs: 15 soles pp.
  • Tips (optional).

What to bring?

  • April-Nov:
    • Sweaters.
  • Dec-March:
    • Sunscreen.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Hats.
    • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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