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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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The convent is a welcome cool spot from the heat of the day. You can walk around the convent by yourself, and I found the stations explaining the parts of the altar in the church extremely interesting. The courtyard has an old well that used...More
The place itself is an easy walk from the town centre. Fascinating history and you can wander around most of the site without any trouble. We thought it had a bit of a creepy vibe, but we really attribute that to the history of the...More
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 .
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
My family traveled to Riviera Maya a couple of times during school vacation week. We got to the point where the kids began to think that Mexico was what they saw from inside an all inclusive resort. So the last two years we took day trips to get to know the people and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. First a couple of tips. The best way to do these day trips is self paces. My suggestion is to make arrangement with an English speaking guide who can take you around, find bathrooms, and...More