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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Sound and Light show

This was a great find. At 9pm in Spanish and 9:15 in English there is a sound and light show in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dshugar
See the Light Show

It's nice to walk through the Convent during the day, and it looks like there are some grounds to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
TravelerPhiladelphia
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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...more
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Calle 49 x 50 SM | Parque Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got to see the light show this year. shows the history of the Mayan people of the Yucatan. both in Spanish and English

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank franych73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great find. At 9pm in Spanish and 9:15 in English there is a sound and light show in Parque Sisal. Images depicting the history of the area are projected onto the side of the convent building. Just wander down to the end...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dshugar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully historically detailed, the detail in architecture and design is amazing located next to a lovely park a peaceful place to be. Very picturesque.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CoriRoseB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though not exactly eye-catching from outside, you may be pleasantly surprised inside the complex. The entrance is only 30 pesos (15 for students). The church is quite simple but it has an outstanging altar. You can visit a small museum, which shows the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SaSandrine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally built in 1705, this beautiful church is really the center of the old town. This massive structure has a church and a chapel as well as the living quarters on the second floor all open to walk through. Many historical items on display as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BillREvans
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's nice to walk through the Convent during the day, and it looks like there are some grounds to see (couldn't figure out how to get to them), but really you should go to the Convent at 9:00 PM for the light show. It's done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelerPhiladelphia
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A wonderful place to visit while in Valladolid. The convent is beautiful with a nice museum that gives insight on the Caste War as well as the convent itself. At night there is a light show about the history of Valladolid -- done first in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Convent filled with history. Beautiful inside, especially the altar and chapel. Worth a visit. Free entrance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trvlbufChicago
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Every night at 9-10 there is a show about the city of Valladolid. This show describes the origins of this magnificent little place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We walked along the nice plaza with good view of the convent. Some of the neighboring side streets are restored while others are remaining in their original state where you can see the passing of time upon the arcitecture. Nice walkabout.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andreas M
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