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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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Tranquil

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must do while in Valladolid is to walk el calle de los frailes and explore the convent. There was no organized tour when we were there. Just pay the entrance fee and explore. Also on the grounds are turkeys and ducks. This activity takes ~1 hour or less.

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Valladolid, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 2016 we went to Chiczen Itza 3 times to see the light and sound show (Video Mapping) It was excellent. So when we heard they were doing something similar at the Convent de San Bernardino de Siena we put it on our list. It is on Wednesday to Sunday with the Spanish version at 9:00pm and the English version... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around on our own - there was only one staff person at the entrance and the entrance fee is a donation. An hour or so should be enough to cover all the grounds.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convent is a beautiful place to visit. You can see variety of birds in the back including peacocks and geese walking around. The museum is small but nice to learn about the history of the place. Recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church structure indicates superior architectural skills compared to, say, the Missions of California. You get the sense that this is much closer to the center of the Spanish colonial power.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group stopped at the end our visit and it were in awe. It's amazing to have such a well preserved church and monastery in this charming colonial town

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last trip to Valladolid we finally took a walk through the Convent. Interesting history and much less disturbingly 'garish' than I find many old churches / cathedrals to be.

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Valladolid, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

It is great to visit this convent with its thick walls and big beautiful church. The garden and well is all sorrounded by thick rock walls.

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