San Bernardino de Siena Convent

This former convent is one of the oldest and most important complexes of colonial buildings in the state. It was founded around 1552–making it the second one built in Latin America–and ground was promptly broken for the church and cloister.

On its exterior, its walls are crowned by a series of battlements, and a long arcade brings to mind medieval forts. Inside, there is a remarkable baroque altarpiece. The convent’s gardens feature a well built over the Cenote Sis-há, where pre-Columbian and colonial artefacts have been found. These are displayed in the convent.


Parroquia de San Bernardino de Siena, Sisal, Valladolid, Yuc., México

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