Located in the historic center of Lima, Peru, the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco are a reminder of the country's Colonial past; they were designated a UNESCO heritage site in 1991.
One of the highlights is the catacombs of the San Francisco Convent, first discovered in 1943, and home to an estimated 25,000 bodies. The catacombs have survived so well, and are generally not affected by earthquakes, because of their bricks and mortar construction.
Today, many graves are separated by different body parts, because of ongoing research by archaeologists. It's well worth a visit to the historic monastery and the catacombs, the largest in the city.Places nearby:
The Magic Water Circuit in Lima: Light Up The Night 2 km / 1 mi
Plaza de Armas: The most important historical center in Peru 3 km / 1 mi
Pucllana Temple Famous Ancient Ruins in Peru 7 km / 4 mi
Larcomar: Shop, Eat or Dance on the Cliffs 9 km / 6 mi
Real Felipe Fortress: Constructed to Protect the City of Lima 13 km / 8 mi