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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Harri L on September 5, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 5, 2012

hello Nikos, thank you very much for your visit, nice compliment and Like.

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on September 5, 2012

Hi Lotus_Ou, thanks a lot for your kind comments and L + F!

Greetings, Harri

Reiner Vogeley on September 5, 2012

Beautiful composition and excellent colors. like & Y*

Warm greetings, Reiner

Christos Theodorou on September 5, 2012

Romantic blue hour – Well captured! Friendly greetings from Athens, Christos.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 6, 2012

El punto elegido para hacer esta toma es perfecto--me gusta--AnaM

jknaus on September 6, 2012

Kaunis maisema kultaisine ja bluesin sävyineen. Eilen olin yliopiston avajaisissa - vähän hutera olo näin aamutuimaan. Syksyä pukkaa jo kovaa kyytiä. Ei aina oikein jaksa uskoa säämiesten puheisiin: toiset lupaa intiaanikesää toiset koleaa matalapainetta, katotaan, mitä eteen tullee... Hyvää syksyä sinne kaukomaille YSL, Joni

Harri L on September 6, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on September 6, 2012

Reiner, thank you very much for your visit and nice comment. Special thanks for your Like & Y.

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 6, 2012

Hi Christos, thank you very much for your kind words!

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 6, 2012

Muchas gracias AnaMaria, muy agradecido, un abrazo Harri

Harri L on September 6, 2012

Terve Joni, kiitokset kommentistasi ja YSL! On vähän ongelmia puhelimen/mokkulan singnaalin kanssa, ei oikein tällä alueella yhteydet toimi (Vodav...)

Kohta vain 3 kuukautta jouluun :)

t. Harri

makis-GREECE ® on September 6, 2012

Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα!

Μάκης

Harri L on September 6, 2012

Hi Makis, thank you very much for your visit, nice compliment and Like & YS.

Best greetings, Harri

Romina Marken 1 on September 7, 2012

Very nice shot... hieno kuva !!! Harri I wish you a nice weekend, best greetings, Romina

Harri L on September 8, 2012

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

Have a nice weekend, best greetings,

Harri

© Bear on September 8, 2012

Good nightshot, like

Harri L on September 9, 2012

Thank you very much, Jasper!

Bassam Jayousi on September 9, 2012

Very nice photo. Like

Greetings, Bassam


Very nice shot, excellent image! YS & Like!

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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)
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    • F/Stop: f/2.800
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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