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Review of Convent de San Bernardino de Siena

Convent de San Bernardino de Siena
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$445.00*
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Chichen Itza and Valladolid Private Tour
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Valladolid
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“go back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

beautiful and very old convent. Artifacts,photos and nice yard with animals roaming around. A very enjoyable outing and very easy to access from the town cental park or zocalo.

Visited February 2013
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Massillon, Ohio, United States
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“Very interesting historic site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

A really beautiful and interesting building to explore. Neat to learn more about the city's colonial history.

Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Lovely but rather insignificant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We spent about 20 minutes here

It is free to visit and close to the main square.

While we liked seeing the site it was an add on and we would not recommend a special visit.

If passing by do stop in.

Visited February 2013
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New Paltz, New York
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“Interesting and historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Worth investigating. Walk up and down the stairs. Poke into rooms. And wander out back. There is an interesting pool type structure with a bridge. Looks like it was a pool. But for nuns? Or?

Visited January 2013
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“No guide required”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went on a Sunday after mass, what a peaceful experience. The sign boards around the property explain things very well. It was a nice way to escape the heat and let your mind wander in the stillness of the building.

Visited January 2013
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