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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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Had a look around the grounds and into the church during the day and then witnessed the light show... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris M
Vancouver, Canada
Wonderful Convent and Exceptional FREE light show

We spent several days in and around Valladolid on our Mexico vacation this year largely so we could... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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
+52 985 856 2160
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Thank Dirvin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was so nice to visit the city of Valladolid in Mexico and be able to interact with their culture and their people.

Thank D_v_D_usa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ex convent itself is a beautiful place to visit, it is nice to look at, has a nice church inside, a little park and the famous "Valladolid" sign for the perfect picture. The coolest thing about this building is the video mapping show they...More

Thank Emenemer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greater historical place to visit. This is a 16th century convent with a beautiful architecture. It's a pretty nice visit. You can see in the church the 3 beautiful retablos in perfect conditions. The convent has his own cenote (you can not swim there) and...More

Thank Ganso A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We absolutely love this place! You feel like you traveled in time once you entered the doors of the convent.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great historic place in the Yucatán state, and in the night they will pass lights show about the herítage of the place stating with the mayas, go to the tourist infirmation area in Zócalo square, its free, and you can learn local historic facts, a...More

Thank richard m
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a quick, free attraction to visit both during the day and at night during the lightshow. The walk there is easy and scenic from the centro. Plenty of restaurants and places to get a refreshment.

Thank mpsGillette_WY
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The monestary is mildly interesting to visit. Discoveries thrown into the cenote are worth a look. The building and grounds will not detain you too long. But in the evenings from mid week through the weekend there is the story of Valladolid projected onto the...More

Thank Farmlabourer
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for an afternoon, paid the modest entry fee and were deeply underwhelmed. There's very little to see, and if you've been in any old buildings before you won't enjoy your visit. Feels a bit of a scam that they charge you to...More

Thank Stephen M
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Susan M
8 November 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