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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Closes in 23 min: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Nice photo spot

We didn't go into the Convent because we got there a bit late but it is very interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brad H
Fort Lauderdale, FL

This was an impressive complex. I just wish that it had been open to visitors. Next time, maybe? It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“water wheel”(12 reviews)
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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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Calle 49 x 50 SM | Parque Sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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All reviews light show water wheel small museum english version interesting history beautiful architecture nice place to visit interesting place worth a visit nice church central square mayan culture artifacts waterwheel guns structure sisal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't go into the Convent because we got there a bit late but it is very interesting architecturally in this pretty colonial town.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an impressive complex. I just wish that it had been open to visitors. Next time, maybe? It was great to see anyway.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 .

Thank ExtraSpicy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a taxi to the outskirts and enjoyed a really cool light show showcasing the history of Valladolid. English and Spanish available!

Thank Bill S
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

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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.

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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