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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting and cool inside!

The convent is a welcome cool spot from the heat of the day. You can walk around the convent by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary K
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Grand Junction, Colorado
A quiet and cool place

The church in the Monastery was a beautiful surprice. Nice to walk around surrounded by big cooling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
perh0
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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church in the Monastery was a beautiful surprice. Nice to walk around surrounded by big cooling walls .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Beautiful park, I highly recommend to go in the evening and watch the movie about the story of the city in english and spanish

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cristina Edith P
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brad H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 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 .

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ExtraSpicy
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Adria G
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Response from tonyaQ3782AG | 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
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wetravel0095
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Day Trips for Riviera Maya (1 Replies)
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
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Sounds like you had a great time...☀