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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

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Very Interesting Historically, and a bit creepy

The place itself is an easy walk from the town centre. Fascinating history and you can wander... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wgpworm
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Seattle, Washington
9pm night show

Beautiful park, I highly recommend to go in the evening and watch the movie about the story of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cristina Edith P
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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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All reviews light show water wheel small museum english version interesting history beautiful architecture nice place to visit on display interesting place beautiful park worth a visit nice church central square colonial town mayan culture artifacts guns
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place itself is an easy walk from the town centre. Fascinating history and you can wander around most of the site without any trouble. We thought it had a bit of a creepy vibe, but we really attribute that to the history of the...More

Thank wgpworm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park, I highly recommend to go in the evening and watch the movie about the story of the city in english and spanish

Thank Cristina Edith P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go into the Convent because we got there a bit late but it is very interesting architecturally in this pretty colonial town.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This was an impressive complex. I just wish that it had been open to visitors. Next time, maybe? It was great to see anyway.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Impressive work from the archaeologists who dived in the cenote and retrieved the rifles and other artefacts. There were some antique typewriters and sewing machine on display. There are lingering echoes of the past .

Thank ExtraSpicy
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Took a taxi to the outskirts and enjoyed a really cool light show showcasing the history of Valladolid. English and Spanish available!

Thank Bill S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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 May 27, 2018

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

Thank Adria G
Reviewed May 13, 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

Thank AllMexico365
Reviewed May 5, 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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Response from tonyaQ3782AG | 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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