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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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Amazing light show!

Ask around and find out if there light show if on when you're there. Around 9pm they light up the... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2016
joel_ellis
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Near the Valladolid

Walk through the convent free of charge. It is at the end of the famous walk of the friars... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
CarmenSandiego2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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“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 December 19, 2016

Ask around and find out if there light show if on when you're there. Around 9pm they light up the building with a visual light show (first in Spanish, then in English). Only about a 5-10 minute show - but amazing to sit there and...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Walk through the convent free of charge. It is at the end of the famous walk of the friars (beautiful architecture). Nice view of the plaza from the second floor. In the plaza in front of the convent, you will find the Valladolid sign.

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Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I was just killing time until my lunch appointment so I didn't have many hours to explore and spend more time in every room. You can definitively see how the place had a time where the splendor was at its top. The church is just...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

The convent is well restored and quite an impressive structure. Inside much of it is original. We found reading about the history of the convent quite interesting. It's also a pleasant walk up the diagonal street from town to get to the convent.

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Reviewed November 24, 2016

A "must see" in Valladolid. Take a pleasant walk down Calle 41A (California de Los Frailes) from the main square to this spectacular former convent, church and walled grounds. Excellent museum with good English interpretation, and incredible waterwheel structure over cenote. Several interesting artifacts are...More

Thank Bruce L
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Reviewed November 11, 2016

Be sure to ask for a student rate if you are one. They attempted to charge me different fees each time, but it's inexpensive anyways. On Saturday evenings in the summer (I think at 8 or 9pm) they have a beautiful light show projected on...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This a Convent is about a km from the centre of town along an attractive street with old Colonial houses sprinkled with cafes and restaurants and arty shops. The Convent is very large but empty as it had been sacked during the Caste Wars but...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2016

Visited this 16th century monastery/convent whilst on a tour. I was very impressed with the appearance and the quality of the building. It has been really looked after. The chapel is very pretty and has been looked after well.

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This from the out side looked like a fort 3 foot thick walls all around the entire structure but it's a church , they have a light show at night to show the history but it's not every night so we mist it what a...More

Thank Tony A
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Take the time to read the walls and don't miss the gardens and ruins out back. Being allowed to self tour was a real plus. Absolutely beautiful.

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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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