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)

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

Harri L on November 12, 2012

Thanks a lot, Danute! I am very thankful and glad that you like my shot.

Greetings and best wishes to you,


APOSTOLOS DOULIAS on November 15, 2012

Very beautiful picture. Like 71.

Greetings and best wishes from Greece.

BOGDAN de Varsovie on November 15, 2012

This is a very nice picture. LIKE 72.

Best regards.


Harri L on November 16, 2012

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

Best wishes, Harri

Harri L on November 16, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

dziwnowik on November 18, 2012

I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ Best of Panoramio ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

     **YSL** was alerdy

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Harri L on November 19, 2012

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

Greetings, Harri

Petteri Kantokari on November 20, 2012

Tämä on suosikkejani upeasta galleriastasi. Ja taivaalla tähti tietä johdattamassa:)

Harri L on November 20, 2012

Kiitokset Petteri vierailusta ja hienosta kommentistasi. Hotellin ylimmässä kerroksessa oli ravintola ja siellä kameraa terassin kaidetta tukena käyttäen napattu kuva, hieno hetki Granadassa :)

Ali Raza on November 22, 2012

Magnificent image! Like & ☆ ! ... 【ツ】

Juan Emilio on November 22, 2012

Harri L: beautiful Monasterio, like. Juan Emilio

Harri L on November 23, 2012

Hafeezmj, thanks a lot for your visit, nice comment and your Like + ☆!

Best regards, Harri

Harri L on November 23, 2012

Thank you very much, Juan Emilio!

KWO Tsoumenis on December 5, 2012

Wonderful vertical photo


Best regards, Kostas :-)

Harri L on December 5, 2012

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

Best greetings, Harri :-) on December 8, 2012

Bonita toma de este monasterio granadino en la hora azul.

LIKE 77.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Harri L on December 9, 2012

Hola Eliseo, muchas gracias por la visita, comentario y like, un saludo Harri

Uğur Özyurt ( uO © ) on December 16, 2012

very nice photo.greetings L

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