Panteón de los Próceres

Panteón de los Próceres information

Location
Lima , Peru
Address
Parque Universitario
Telephone
+51 1 427 8157
Opening hours
10am-5pm
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Located inside a little-visited 18th-century Jesuit church, this monument pays tribute to Peruvian battle heroes, from Túpac Amaru II, the 18th-century Quechua leader who led an indigenous uprising, to José de San Martín, who led the country to independence in the 1820s. The mosaic-lined crypt holds the remains of Ramón Castilla, the four-time Peruvian president who saw the country through a good piece of the 19th century. The impressive baroque altar, carved out of Ecuadorean mahogany, dates to the 1500s.