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The Greatest Peruvian Hero – Miguel Grau

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Statue of Miguel Grau Seminario – La Casa Grau, Piura, Peru

In 2000, Miguel Grau Seminario was voted Peruvian of the Millenium. An admiral in the Peruvian navy, Grau is today regarded as the greatest Peruvian hero of the modern era. His heroics in the War of the Pacific against Chile have not been forgotten – a prominent street can be found in every Peruvian town or city bearing the name of Miguel Grau.

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Peruvian Heroes – Miguel Grau Seminario

Miguel Grau Museum – La Casa Grau, Piura, Peru

If you are travelling in Peru and would like to learn more about Admiral Miguel Grau, then head for the Grau Museum in Piura. Located in the Admiral’s childhood home, this small museum has a fascinating collection of paintings and items that once belonged to Grau. There is also a wonderful scale model of Grau’s ship, the Huascar.

For more information, take a look at The Admiral Miguel Grau Museum, Peru.


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