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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

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Address: Calle 49 # 238 | Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 985 856 2160
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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One of the most important Franciscan edifices in the New World. The Convent...

One of the most important Franciscan edifices in the New World. The Convent of San Bernardino de Siena is a silent sentinel to the history of the early days of the Spanish conquest and the Christianization of the Maya region. Visit the museographic salon to learn more about the secrets of the "Cenote Sis Ha" located under the gardens; admire the sixteenth century wall frescos and sacred art around the many chapels.  If you visit Valladolid during May come and enjoy the yearly Art and Music Festival incorporating some of the oldest traditional festivities of Yucatan. Featuring musical concerts, art exhibits, theatrical representations and lectures on art, architecture, history and more.Please be aware that the Convent is one of the most important places of Catholic worship and proper attire is requested. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

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Amazing light show

Don't miss the amazing light show. It tells the history of Valladolid. It promptly started at 9 pm for the Spanish show and 9:20 for English. It was truly impressive. Best of all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the amazing light show. It tells the history of Valladolid. It promptly started at 9 pm for the Spanish show and 9:20 for English. It was truly impressive. Best of all, it was free!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful place on grand plaza with small museum. Something always going on there, including excellent Sound & Light show Wed. - Sun. at 9 pm in Spanish followed by English. Seems as much the center of town as the central plaza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We three middle aged British guys were looking for something local to do on our second day in Vall (Thursday 16/3/17). I read up TA and found the convent appealing. We arrived at 15:10 expecting it to be shutting by 17:00 but the desk woman said 19:00! It was only 40 each for entry (the neighbouring church was free of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the convent as part of a day trip to Valladolid. There is a small admission fee (I think 40 pesos) for the self guided tour. Besides the beautiful chapel there is a small museum area with artifacts and information about the cenote and water wheel in the courtyard. It was a quick stop and I wished there had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest structures of its kind in all of Mexico. It is beautifully preserved and contains a museum and cathedral that are awe inspiring. Many of the significant historical events of Valladolid have happened here. If you are fortunate enough to be around when the computer graphic light show is presented, it should not be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Convent several times. Built in 1552 it has a lot of history. But it is also very much alive today especially on Sunday when the place is full for the mass. The choir with children voices is moving. A must see if you spend few days in beautiful Valladolid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from the Valladolid Plaza, takes 10-15 minutes through safe, historic streets. Arrived a couple of minutes after the light show started. The show projects graphic images of historic Valladolid as a narrator provides a historical overview. The projections are scaled to match the convento façade and the various historical changes to the façade are shown. The show... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very imprssive spot in the town, probably the most interesting in the town ( beside catedral ) . we were really happy to see it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tranquil building. We went in the late afternoon, so not too hot or stuffy. There were a few kids playing on the lawn which added to the incredibly relaxing vibe. Interesting history behind the convent, and there are descriptive boards for both English and Spanish speakers. Also enjoyed the colonial architecture. Certainly worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured here just to kill some time. Very interesting, glad we made the stop. Reading some of the history was interesting. Glad we stopped

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