Monasterio De San Jerónimo

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History of San Jeronimo Monastery

San Jeronimo Monastery is the first monastery to be built after the conquest of the city by the Christians. Here was buried the Great Captain.

The construction of the monastery of San Jeronimo began in 1496, at a place called the Almoravid, now occupied by the hospital of San Juan de Dios. All the stones used for its construction were taken by the Kings from the Arab gate of Elvira.

The first courtyard of the Monastery of San Jeronimo has thirty-six semicircular arches with shields with the initials of kings, the first Archbishop of Granada and the monk Jeronimo Hernando de Talavera. The second has short arches in the Gothic style.

The main attraction of the Monastery of San Jeronimo is the sacristy, one of the best examples of Spanish Baroque. The viewer is dazzled by the sight of the effect the light has on the ornamentation created by Luis Cabello, who produced more than a thousand carvings.

The Monastery of San Jeronimo also has one of the best works of Gil de Siloe, his beautiful altar.

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Comments (218)

Andrey Bogdanov on February 5, 2014

Good shot at twilight!



Harri L on February 5, 2014

Andrey, thank you very much for your visit and nice compliment.

Greetings, Harri

darek czerniak on February 14, 2014

Beautiful photo.L

Best wishes

Harri L on February 16, 2014

darek czerniak, thanks a lot for your kind comments and Like!

Greetings, Harri

Anupam Mukherjee on March 2, 2014

Nice frame!!

L 100

My Panoramio album on one page

Greetings, Anupam

Harri L on March 2, 2014

Thank you very much, Anupam!

Michael D on August 1, 2014

Excellent composition!!!

Harri L on August 2, 2014

Thank you very much, Michael D!

Lucho_G on August 2, 2014

Magnifica foto Harri L!
Fav/Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

Harri L on August 2, 2014

Lucho, muchas gracias por la visita, comentario y Fav/Like.

Saludos desde Finlandia, Harri

Fotógrafo boda Cádiz on August 8, 2014

Grande Granada, siempre bella desde donde la mire. Buena foto. Juanlu

Harri L on August 12, 2014

Muchas gracias Juanlu! Muy amable por su visita y comentario!

Un saludo amigable, Harri

Masaki on August 24, 2014


Harri L on August 25, 2014

Thanks a lot, Masaki Onuma, for your visit and Like.

Greetings, Harri

mazzailpirata on March 9

dove si trova esattamente?

Harri L on March 9

Hi mazzailpirata! This picture was taken in Granada, Spain. Name of the street is Calle Gran Capitan.

Flaviano Canfora on March 11

Bellissima località ci andrò a breve

Harri L on March 11

Flaviano Canfora, thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm glad you liked it.

Best greetings, Harri

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 4, 2012
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    by Harri L
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/05/10 20:58:03
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash