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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid

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Convent de San Bernardino de Siena stands as Xochimilco's cultural and historic center. An old parish church built in the 16th century over a pre-Hispanic temple, the convent features a simple beige stone wall façade, long corridors of thick arches, and a grass courtyard. Inside stands a towering altar lavished in gold decoration and religious icons. Observe numerous old paintings and frescos hanging throughout. Head up to the organ loft or bell tower for encompassing views of the plaza. A nighttime light show tells town's history accompanied by a light projection on the church's façade. Plan your Convent de San Bernardino de Siena visit and explore what else you can see and do in Valladolid using our Valladolid itinerary planner.
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  • If you like the story this is a point that you can not miss magic of Valladolid in the village
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  • During the night they make a spectacular mapping video at 9:00 pm first in Spanish and then in English, in the Park sell snacks and there are restaurants nearby, during the day you can take photographs in colorful letters bearing the former convent as a background.
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  • Take the A41 calle which is very nice and you will fall on the convent, which is a little out of the centre which is located on a small square very quiet. We didn't visit the Interior, but the building is very beautiful to see.
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  • I enjoyed my visit to the ex-convent. The exterior has been restored. Many of interior spaces have not been decorated and are sparsely furnished, yet they are striking. Overall, site has a humble beauty, true to the region. There's a light and video projection on the exterior each evening at 9pm (cancelled if it rains). It runs first in Spanish, followed by English (approx 15 min each).
  • The ancient pink four-sided portico is magical. There is also a garden with a few animals, and the church where you can see a local function. Entrance free on Sundays.
  • Free light show in Spanish then English every night. A peaceful place.
  • Saw the awesome free light show on a Wednesday evening. Wait fifteen minutes in and it replays in English.
  • Historic church with a beautiful and echoey interior. We were not charged admission and enjoyed the few minutes we spent looking around and all the pictures of Jesus nailed to the cross. Unfortunately we were not able to see the night light show.

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