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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)

Darja Brus on October 23, 2012

Great shot!!! LIKE! Best regards, Darja.

Harri L on October 24, 2012

Hi Darja, I am very thankful and glad that you like my shot.

Best wishes, Harri

Méry 3°人~°。 on November 2, 2012

♥♥   J'AIME 62 !

                        Très belle composition et sympathiques couleurs .  Une superbe photo  !

Salutations de Cannes (France). 

                     >   MÉRY


~•~•~>    ma ville: CANNES

Harri L on November 2, 2012

Hi Mery, thanks a lot for your visit, nice comment and your Like!

Best greetings, Harri

Harri L on November 3, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Vagelis Papacharalab… on November 4, 2012

Stunning view! Beautiful light... Like. Have a nice day, Ivan

Harri L on November 5, 2012

Hi Ivan, thanks a lot for your visit, nice comment and your Like!

Best greetings, Harri

Michael D on November 6, 2012


dziwnowik on November 6, 2012

WONDERFUL JOB !!!!! ~ ♥ YSL ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Jarbas Rezende on November 6, 2012

bela arquitetura, bonita foto!



Harri L on November 7, 2012

Thank you very much, Michael!

Harri L on November 7, 2012

Hi Peter, thank you very much for your visit and nice comment. Special thanks for your YSL.

Best regards

Harri L on November 7, 2012

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

Best wishes, Harri

Manol Manoman on November 7, 2012

Amazing capture, Very elegant shot my friend!


Best wishes, Manol

Harri L on November 7, 2012

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

Best wishes, Harri

kijimuna on November 11, 2012

Beautiful blue hour shot.


Greetings from Japan, Kijimuna

Harri L on November 11, 2012

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

Best regards, Harri

Ferlan Cor on November 11, 2012

A fantastic capture; nic frame; awesome perspective side; gorgeus color and light; magnicicent architecture and splendid beautiful picture. Like.

Thanks, my friend harri, for your kind visit, comment and like.

Greetings from Córdoba.


Danutė on November 11, 2012

what a charming colors, wow!!! and thanks for story :)

Harri L on November 12, 2012

Hi Fernando, thank you very much for your kind words and Like!

Best greetings, Harri

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 4, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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