This tall, white column is the Miguel Grau Seminario monument. The Admiral of the Peruvian Navy was an accomplished military leader during the War of the Pacific until he was killed during the Battle of Angamos in 1879. He has been called the “Knight of the Seas” and the “Peruvian of the Millennium.” This tribute is the centerpiece of the Plaza Grau in Callao. To learn more about this national hero, you can explore the Museo Casa Miguel Grau in Lima. There is also another Plaza Grau and monument near the Museum of Art in the capital city.