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)

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on September 16, 2012

Una foto preciosa. Like. Saludos desde Madrid

Harri L on September 18, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

Harri L on September 18, 2012

Hola Angel, muchas gracias por los bonitos comentarios y Like. Me alegra de que os haya gustado esta toma.

Saludos cordiales, Harri

Sensei Yuri on September 23, 2012


Harri L on September 24, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

vinc107 on September 30, 2012

bello scatto!


Hollis chen on October 1, 2012

very good composition and shot


Greetings from Taiwan,HungChu Chen

Harri L on October 1, 2012

Thank you very much, vinc107!

Harri L on October 2, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on October 5, 2012

Muchas gracias Echeveria, muy agradecido, un abrazo Harri

Vanni Lazzari on October 5, 2012

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Harri L on October 7, 2012

Thank you very much, Vanni!

C haydeé on October 12, 2012

Hola Harri

Bellísima fotografía del Monasterio De San Jerónimo la tuya.

Like y favorite

Aquí te muestro la mía

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Harri L on October 13, 2012

Hola Chaydeé! Muchas gracias por la visita, comentario, Like y Favorite.

Buen fin de semana! Un abrazo, Harri

Kostia Semytskyi on October 19, 2012

Interesting! Like 58.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Harri L on October 20, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

carmine antonio on October 21, 2012

Posto giusto al momento giusto:LIKE!!!

Harri L on October 21, 2012

Hi Carmine, I am very thankful and glad that you like it.

Ciao, Harri

Martin Podt on October 21, 2012

Very nice blue hour photo


Greetings, Martin

Harri L on October 21, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

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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