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 (225)

EdwardTurJ on September 9, 2012

Excellent photo! Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

Stathis Chionidis on September 9, 2012

Fantastic blue hour and great light.Good Work my friend.LIKE+FAV.Stathis

Harri L on September 10, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on September 10, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 10, 2012

Thanks a lot, &ri.co! I'm glad you liked it.

Regards, Harri

Harri L on September 10, 2012

Hi Edward, I am very thankful and glad for your visit and your kind words.

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 10, 2012

Hi Stathis, thank you very much for your visit, nice compliment and Like+FAV.

Best greetings, Harri

Roman Zázvorka on September 10, 2012

Very beautiful photo, beautiful night monastery. LIKE. Kind regards and nice evening from Czech Republic. Roman

Pantelis65 on September 10, 2012

Hello Harri, Beautiful picture. i like the light and the warm colors. Kind regards Pantelis

Haggs on September 10, 2012

Nicely caught Harri Voted

Harri L on September 11, 2012

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

Warm greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 11, 2012

Hello Pantelis, I am very happy that you like my photos. Thanks a lot for your kind comments and Like!

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 11, 2012

Thanks a lot, Haggs, for your visit and Vote. I appreciate that very much!

Best regards, Harri

Albrecht H. on September 14, 2012

Very nice night shot, fine lightning! LIKE 48

My best wishes - A.

Harri L on September 15, 2012

Hi Albrecht, thank you very much for your kind words and Like.

Greetings, Harri

abigador panoramio on September 15, 2012

Attractive night shot and composition. LIKE. Best wishes.

David Edwards on September 16, 2012

My YSL, Harri.

Congratulations on a great capture.

A belated thanks for your comments on my VIVID FESTIVAL photo.

The link is worth watching.

Cheer& best, David.

Harri L on September 16, 2012

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

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 16, 2012

Hi David, thank you very much for your visit, nice compliment and YSL.

Best regards, Harri

Michele Miccoli on September 16, 2012

Very nice pic!

LIKE

Ciao from Italia!

Michele

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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
    • No flash

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