Convent de San Bernardino de Siena, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

4.0 (746 reviews) Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Ranking #10 in Yucatan Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites

Visit to the Convent.

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.


Calle 50 210B Parque Sisal, Valladolid 97784 Mexico

Working hours

Monday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Current local date and time now

Tuesday, December 05, 2023, 18:43

User Ratings

4.0 based on (746 reviews)



  • 4Brittany 5:00 PM Apr 5, 2020
    Quiet and Interesting Place to Explore with Interesting History - Check out the Video Mapping Show in the Evenings!
    I visited the Convent de San Bernardino in Valladolid on February 29, 2020. It was an interesting place to explore with nice architecture and a lot of history, located at the end of the beautiful and historic Calzada de los Frailes. The entrance fee to the convent was around 40 pesos (can't remember exactly). I visited during an afternoon in Valladolid and enjoyed wandering the pastel pink painted hallways and discovering hidden stairways. There was a courtyard in the centre of the convent. Behind the building, there was a beautiful garden area with a cenote (you can't see into it as there is a structure built over-top) which has an interesting history. There was a small museum in the convent with artifacts which have been recovered from inside the cenote which was cool to learn about. It was very quiet in the convent during my visit and there were only a few other people. I really enjoyed exploring the building and taking photos. Every evening at 9:20 PM (English), they have a video mapping light show projected onto the front of the convent which explains the history of Valladolid using colourful displays! They also have a Spanish show at 9 PM. It was pretty cool to watch!
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  • 4David S 5:00 PM Apr 15, 2022
    Not terrible
    The evening show is worth the money you spend (it's free.) I suppose it's a good thing to do between dining and a bar. It is very pleasant to sit outside. At the end, there are dancers and drummers looking for tips from the crowd. The museum tour is not that exciting but it's nice to explore the grounds and the rooms. It wasn't that expensive and is a good way to fill your time.