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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Calle 49 # 238 | Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 856 2160
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History!

I loved everything about this! It was a good size and will take you a bit to look at everything... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
andrea n
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Frescoes

For the inexperienced eye, this can be another church from the many we have in Mexico, but the are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
draghignazzo
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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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“light show” (17 reviews)
“water wheel” (11 reviews)
“small museum” (16 reviews)
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Calle 49 # 238 | Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved everything about this! It was a good size and will take you a bit to look at everything! And it’s totally worth it!

Thank andrea n
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the inexperienced eye, this can be another church from the many we have in Mexico, but the are some frescoes that really got my attention. Just at the side parts of the transept, you will find one of the most beautiful pieces you will...More

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, tranquil step into the past. Well worth the low entrance fee to see this historical museum.

Thank Angelhims50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an old convent with not that much to see in it. In comparison to other churches in Mexico nothing special. However it's historical meaning for the region is what it puts it onto the bucket list. It's the oldest in the peninsula Yucatan. So...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in its own special part of Valladolid, a quiet visit to the old Convent ( which is built over a pyramid, and has its own private (not used) cenote. a nice place to visit and then enjoy the nearby Yerbabuena de Sisal.

Thank Mitch G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If walls could talk. This place was awesome. Make sure you see it all. Wonderful opportunities for photos. Lots of history.

Thank YourMomLovesToast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see -- one of the original colonial structures, it gives you a window into the history of the town.

Thank bombaybeauty
Reviewed 3 December 2017

One of the highlights of our time in Valladolid was the historical light show at the convent. It is truly a marvelous experience. It is projected on the walls of the convent. The show is at 9:00 in Spanish and at 9:30 IN ENGLISH. WE...More

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Times differ in winter/summer time. There's a 20 minutes long video projection first in Spanish and straight after another 20 minutes in English. Definitely worth seeing

1  Thank Jana S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I wouldn't say this is a Must do, but if you have time, I would definitely stop for a look inside. It's very inexpensive to enter and won't take up too much of your time. Stop in the small museum. The history is well explained...More

1  Thank MofromMass
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Susan M
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Response from Tony A | Reviewed this property |
it's not every day and it's at different times , it's Mexico.. when we were there the lights were down for 2 hours
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