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. Put Convent de San Bernardino de Siena and other Valladolid attractions into our Valladolid road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 2, 2017
    We decided to visit Valladolid for the day and started off down at the former convent, mainly because there was plenty of parking right by it so we could explore the city. It is a nice building, set i...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Had a look around the grounds and into the church during the day and then witnessed the light show that evening. Neither was overly inspiring or memorable, but worth a quick visit.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    We spent several days in and around Valladolid on our Mexico vacation this year largely so we could see some of the churches and especially the convent that we had seen while passing through the city ...  more »
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  • January 3, 2017
    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).
  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    Free light show in Spanish then English every night. A peaceful place.
  • May 28, 2017
    Saw the awesome free light show on a Wednesday evening. Wait fifteen minutes in and it replays in English.
  • February 19, 2017
    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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Valladolid offers an impressive range of budget-friendly accommodations, with very reasonable prices for comfortable hotels that would be much more expensive in other Mexican destinations. Parque Francisco Canton, at the very heart of the city's central grid, contains small, affordable hotels within walking distance of the best Valladolid attractions. You can also look on the western fringes of town, where you'll find several places to stay near the meeting point of routes 180 and 79.
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