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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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Pretty

A cool place to visit during the hot part of the day. Beautiful rose colored walls, some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Schmidtfam4
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Buffalo, New York
Fantastic History in Lights at Night

We went in the evening on Sunday for the light show. It was an easy walk from the central square... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElleCosimano
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Playa del Carmen, 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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“small museum” (17 reviews)
“water wheel” (11 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

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

Thank Schmidtfam4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ElleCosimano
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 16 March 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.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This convent is easily reached by a pleasant stroll from the cener of Valladolid along the Calzada de los Frailes. The convent contains a small museum. For us the most interesting part was wandering through the convent, chapel, and grounds, mostly open to the public,...More

1  Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

A very average experience, compared to European convents and churches this is a very poor cousin, its small, its architecture is simplistic and devoid of detail, it is unkempt and fairly dirty looking. Looks like its on the verge of collapse from not being taken...More

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This ex-convent stands in a rare, captivating part of time. Here you will find extraordinary pink interior walls juxtaposed against a green moss and limestone exterior, precious reliquaries and medieval Christian artifacts, recovered artillery and porcelain pulled from nearby cenotes, and a lucid understanding of...More

2  Thank Miranda H
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This establishment has been very well preserved and is worth the 30 pesos to get in. We started in the garden and worked out way to the cenote access. Because this establishment was purposely built on the cenote, we expected to see more of the...More

Thank BeautifulFernweh
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It is a must visit place in Valladolid, this amazing convent, unique in numerous characteristics, with amazing frescos, great music played from organs during the masses, hiding cenote below its gardens. When you enter the inner courtyard you ll notice a lot of templar mask...More

Thank _Matea_2411
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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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