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

Those wishing to visit San Bernardino Monastery may choose to book their trip in Valladolid, as travelers to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. With just a small number of hotels around the community surrounding this historical site, less than average tourist movement should be bargained for.

Hotels near San Bernardino Monastery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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

If you're hungry after spending time at San Bernardino Monastery, you should consider grabbing a bite at one of the restaurants near the historic site. The most nearby restaurant is San Bernardino De Siena "Don Juanito", which offers Mexican dishes. The restaurant is a small ways off, but far-removed enough that you may want to arrange for employing some means of transportation to get there. El Caribe and Plaza Maya offer additional refreshment choices nearby. At Plaza Maya you and your companions should not leave without sampling their specialty, chicken, among others.


Contact Information

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


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