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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Beautiful, laid back, bring bug spray!

Valladolid was my favorite stop in my trip around the Yucatan Peninsula (Yucatan, Quinta Roo... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Pensacola, Florida
The San Bernadino Convent is an obligatory stop when visiting Valladolid

Artfully restored, this charming little convent is a great representation of Franciscan... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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“small museum”(18 reviews)
“water wheel”(12 reviews)
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 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

2  Thank allilovestori
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
Reviewed May 3, 2018

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

Thank John J
Reviewed April 19, 2018

A cool place to visit during the hot part of the day. Beautiful rose colored walls, some interesting things to look at.

Thank Schmidtfam4
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We went in the evening on Sunday for the light show. It was an easy walk from the central square. The show started at 9pm in Spanish, and we stayed for the 9:30 showing in English as well. The entire side of the convent is...More

1  Thank ElleCosimano
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

It is more a church than a convent. Not what we were expecting. Nothing to see. Can see the outside but not much more.

Thank Christine L
Reviewed April 14, 2018

It' worth comming here. It's a little bit outside the centre; aprox. 15 min. walk. But on the way to here you'll also a lot of interessting views. The place it self is very vivd. A good place for a picnic

Thank INKA97
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite experiences in the Yucatan since it was such a peaceful place. Low key for the wandering traveler. Takes you back in time. Upstairs lookout areas offer a nice view.

Thank thephillydude
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Susan M
November 8, 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