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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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Awesome history and light show!

One of the highlights of our time in Valladolid was the historical light show at the convent. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
Evening video projecion

Times differ in winter/summer time. There's a 20 minutes long video projection first in Spanish and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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+52 985 856 2160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our time in Valladolid was the historical light show at the convent. It is truly a marvelous experience. It is projected on the walls of the convent. The show is at 9:00 in Spanish and at 9:30 IN ENGLISH. WE...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Times differ in winter/summer time. There's a 20 minutes long video projection first in Spanish and straight after another 20 minutes in English. Definitely worth seeing

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't say this is a Must do, but if you have time, I would definitely stop for a look inside. It's very inexpensive to enter and won't take up too much of your time. Stop in the small museum. The history is well explained...More

1  Thank MofromMass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well preserved Convent. Small museum. But not a lot of content nor action. Could be nice to offer guided tours or audio support. Also, some parts are not allowed that could have been interested (kitchens, dormitories or rooms, rooftop to get the full view,...More

Thank PourJF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the time. These old churches/ convents are simply awe inspiring Small museum . is nice, 1500's building cannot be described and must be seen

Thank aerowood2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a peaceful space and their little museum filled with pottery and guns that were found in the local well is really interesting.

Thank GillesArbour
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Interesting to visit in the Valladolid area. Includes the large historic convent, small museum with items found in the on-site cenote, & church.

Thank Loretta M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We decided to visit Valladolid for the day and started off down at the former convent, mainly because there was plenty of parking right by it so we could explore the city. It is a nice building, set in a bit of a park. Make...More

Thank essbeeuk
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Had a look around the grounds and into the church during the day and then witnessed the light show that evening. Neither was overly inspiring or memorable, but worth a quick visit.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We spent several days in and around Valladolid on our Mexico vacation this year largely so we could see some of the churches and especially the convent that we had seen while passing through the city on other excursions in days gone by. I know...More

2  Thank Dirvin
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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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