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 (222)

Gabriel Avramovici on August 11, 2012

Very nice picture!

Greetings,Gabi

>| Micha |< on August 12, 2012

Hello Harri,

excellent tower and splendid view. 'like'

Best wishes Micha

jaanoz on August 12, 2012

Upea kuva ja valo ! Like 14 + YSL 3 Terveisin, Jaanoz

Harri L on August 13, 2012

Thank you very much, Gabi!

Harri L on August 13, 2012

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

Best wishes, Harri

Harri L on August 13, 2012

Terve Jaanoz! Kiitokset kommentistasi ja Like + YSL!

Terveisin Harri

A..W.. on August 13, 2012

Very nice. LIKE Greetings

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on August 13, 2012

Hello Harri!

Very nice light and colors, beautiful shot. I like it very much.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

Nena2011 on August 13, 2012

Great!.LIKE.Nena

Ahmet Bekir on August 13, 2012

Wonderful shot and of course liked...greetings from Macedonia, Ahmet

**omidka&Arman** on August 13, 2012

بسیار زیبا L+♥&YS♥

Səməd on August 13, 2012

Excellent! L

Faintlightofdawn on August 13, 2012

beautiful place, the light and illuminations are stunning! LIKEd, best wishes from London, Fai

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Thank you very much, Anton!

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Hello Viktor! Thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm glad you liked it.

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Thanks a lot, Nena, for your visit and Like.

Best wishes, Harri

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Hi Ahmet, thanks a lot for your kind comments and Like!

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Hi omidArman**, thank you very much for your visit and nice comment. Special thanks for your Like + YS.

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Thanks a lot, Samad!

Harri L on August 15, 2012

Hi Fai, thank you very much for your visit, nice compliment and Like.

Best wishes, 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

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