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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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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 .
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
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
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.
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