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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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We absolutely love this place! You feel like you traveled in time once you entered the doors of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barbara B
Houston, Texas
Better take it 7pm

Great historic place in the Yucatán state, and in the night they will pass lights show about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
richard m
Ciudad Juarez, 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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Calle 49 # 238 | Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 856 2160
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely love this place! You feel like you traveled in time once you entered the doors of the convent.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic place in the Yucatán state, and in the night they will pass lights show about the herítage of the place stating with the mayas, go to the tourist infirmation area in Zócalo square, its free, and you can learn local historic facts, a...More

Thank richard m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick, free attraction to visit both during the day and at night during the lightshow. The walk there is easy and scenic from the centro. Plenty of restaurants and places to get a refreshment.

Thank mpsGillette_WY
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The monestary is mildly interesting to visit. Discoveries thrown into the cenote are worth a look. The building and grounds will not detain you too long. But in the evenings from mid week through the weekend there is the story of Valladolid projected onto the...More

Thank Farmlabourer
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for an afternoon, paid the modest entry fee and were deeply underwhelmed. There's very little to see, and if you've been in any old buildings before you won't enjoy your visit. Feels a bit of a scam that they charge you to...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the convent in the morning to avoid the daily tour buses. Entry to the church and convent are free, you can leave a donation for the upkeep. The church and convent are a valuable and cultural asset to the town and every effort...More

Thank John_Dese
Reviewed 25 May 2017

we were there on a Sunday night to watch the Light and Sound historic show, where you can learn about the history of Valladolid and the Yucatan. Very nice show and place! it is worth it.

Thank VillaEscondida
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We wandered to this amazing convent and took time to tour it (for a small entry fee). It's very old and still has two priests who live there and celebrate mass in the lovely church that's part of the convent. The convent even has its...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The convent is more interesting for its history than the architecture, since it suffered the ravages of time and neglect, but is worth the walk from the town square.

Thank Traveler0033
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went twice there. First time in the afternoon time and had a very pleasant conversation with the priest there. Second time was during night light show and it was superb. We were surprised to see so many local people with kids peacefully enjoying the...More

Thank Genych
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Susan M
8 November 2016|
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