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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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Beautiful, laid back, bring bug spray!

Valladolid was my favorite stop in my trip around the Yucatan Peninsula (Yucatan, Quinta Roo... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
allilovestori
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Pensacola, Florida
Incredible Church and Convent!

It is a very simple church, but still magnificent. The convent is an interesting one and the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adria G
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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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“small museum” (18 reviews)
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Calle 49 # 238 | Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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+52 985 856 2160
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Valladolid was my favorite stop in my trip around the Yucatan Peninsula (Yucatan, Quinta Roo, Campeche). The convent is beautiful and perfect for pictures. Admittance is really cheap, 30 pesos ($1.50 and they did not take American dollars). Tours are self lead and most of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very simple church, but still magnificent. The convent is an interesting one and the museum explains the history.

Thank Adria G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Artfully restored, this charming little convent is a great representation of Franciscan architecture. Built as a fortress in 1552 it stands as proud reminder of an important moment in the history of the Yucatan Peninsula. This picturesque building, set in the residential outskirts of the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Beautiful colors, well-preserved, pretty small. Takes about 1.5 hours to go through. Has a small exhibition with explanations at the beginning, otherwise you just wander around. Great for mid-day since it's cool inside and it gets very hot in Valladolid with the pounding sun.

Thank gusbert
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We spent a couple of hours seeing this magnificent complex. The main sanctuary is rather austere but the altar and retablo are fantastic with some elements dating back to the late 1500s. There are even painted wall elements near the altar in a couple of...More

Thank John J
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

A cool place to visit during the hot part of the day. Beautiful rose colored walls, some interesting things to look at.

Thank Schmidtfam4
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We went in the evening on Sunday for the light show. It was an easy walk from the central square. The show started at 9pm in Spanish, and we stayed for the 9:30 showing in English as well. The entire side of the convent is...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

It is more a church than a convent. Not what we were expecting. Nothing to see. Can see the outside but not much more.

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It' worth comming here. It's a little bit outside the centre; aprox. 15 min. walk. But on the way to here you'll also a lot of interessting views. The place it self is very vivd. A good place for a picnic

Thank INKA97
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite experiences in the Yucatan since it was such a peaceful place. Low key for the wandering traveler. Takes you back in time. Upstairs lookout areas offer a nice view.

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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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