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 (220)

Thanasis Germanos on August 15, 2012

Beautiful photography !!! LIKE Thank you for visiting the Greece through my photos. Thanasis

Harri L on August 16, 2012

Hi Thanasis, thanks a lot for your kind comments and Like.

Greetings, Harri

Canon PS SX 120 IS on August 16, 2012

Beautiful architektur!Like23! Best wishes,Andrej

Mona Lygre on August 16, 2012

Your photos looks great on the slideshow, and this is very beautiful!! Greetings from Norway ;))

Junjun Guo on August 17, 2012

beautiful night capture!

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Ildikó Fehérváry on August 17, 2012

Wonderful shot, beautiful view!


Best regards, Ildikó

Harri L on August 18, 2012

Thank you, Andrej, your visit, kind words and Like!

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on August 18, 2012

Hi Mona, thanks for your nice comments! I'm glad you like my shot.

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on August 18, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on August 18, 2012

Thank you very much, Ildikó, for your visit, kind comment and Like!

Best greetings, Harri

Luca Rigato on August 19, 2012

amazing capture and light. Like

Harri L on August 20, 2012

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

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Dezso Biczo © on August 20, 2012

Hello Harri

Terrific photo, my compliments.

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  • Sincere greetings from Dezső.
Harri L on August 21, 2012

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

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Andrei Matusov on August 27, 2012



Harri L on August 28, 2012

Thank you very much, Клевый у меня ник? !

Pablo Cruz on September 2, 2012

Me gusta :)

Harri L on September 3, 2012

Muchas gracias Pecg17 :)

sistuccio on September 5, 2012

ILIKE this great picture , good light!!! Ciao,Dino

One more Like dear friend, for this marvelous photo!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


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  • 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
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