San Bernardino Monastery

Photo Credit: © Michael McCullough CC BY

This old monastery may look like a place where time stands still, but monasteries like these helped Catholicism spread throughout the Spanish Colonies, spreading the Hispanic Culture with it. This particular San Bernardino Monastery is still a center of Catholic worship in the region, and plays a large part in the local culture.

What to Expect

Visitors are welcomed to explore the convent. Onsite, you will be able to view the many works of art, expansive grounds, and the signature long hallways that many monasteries are known for. Additionally, guests will be able to explore the church, finely decorated with statues and accented by very tall ceilings. Please keep in mind though, that the entire complex, and especially the church, is considered sacred grounds, and modest clothing is requested.

It is clear to see that the complex is old, however regular maintenance has kept it fully functional and modern.

Staying Close

Valladolid is a good option for those wishing to visit San Bernardino Monastery, because guests staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, particularly since there aren't many lodgings nearby.

Hotels near San Bernardino Monastery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casa del Mayordomo Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE
El Meson Del Marques Hotel 0.6 mi. (38.2 km) NE
Ecotel Quinta Regia Hotel 1.0 mi. (38.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

You'll find an adequate number of eateries to pick from in the general area encompassing this historical site. San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which offers Mexican food, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. The eatery is a small ways away. El Caribe and Plaza Maya are some more refreshment choices nearby. At Plaza Maya you should not end your meal without taking a bite of their specialty, chicken, among others.


Contact Information

Location: Barrio de Sisal, 238 Calle 49, Valladolid, Mexico


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