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

San Bernardino Monastery is located in Valladolid, ensuring those visiting this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, perhaps because there are very few hotel rooms 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

There are a good number of options to pick from in the region near this historical site. The nearest restaurant is San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which offers Mexican meals. It's about a few hundred yards from this site's location, so stop in and eat up! Also close-by, you and your party will find restaurants including El Caribe and Plaza Maya where you and your group can not ask for your check without trying their specialty, chicken, among others.


Contact Information

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


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