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Convento de San Jeronimo, Granada
(4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Built of stones from the Arab gate of Elvira, the altar of Convento de San Jeronimo is one of Gil de Siloe's most renowned works. Wear walking shoes and make the 700 m (2,297 ft) trek to the site to view the monastery's exceptional artwork. The sacristy draws visitors from all over the world to view the carvings of Luis Cabello, which number over 1,000 and are stacked in niches all the way to the ceiling of the nave and beyond. In the courtyard, you'll see shields and initials adorning 36 semicircular arches lining the corridors that surround the interior garden. Put Convento de San Jeronimo into our Granada vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The monastery is located in the Centre of Granada. With a magnificent cloister seeded lemon and orange trees (whose fruit made jams that sell). The antipathy and rejection produced by the man who sells the tickets, with his temper and his haughtiness, should not take us back when visiting this building. Superbly preserved, we miss something else to justify the €4 entrance. Need a guide (information sheet from the entrance is little information), signs of the places and rooms, a sign explaining what each one and what was... All this is cleared when you reach the magnificent Chapel, independient ular The coffered ceiling of the roof, the main altarpiece and the cover paintings. Absolutely lousy, that after the four euros for entry, they charge 50cts. by illuminating the altarpiece... Shop product is limited to a small shelf, where they sell some sweets and little original jams and some prints, which are quite dispensable buy in order not to deal with the nasty Lord.
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  • To do in place of the Cathedral of Granada, the Church is already too cluttered for my taste but it is beautiful, the cloîtres with its orange trees is very beautiful.
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  • We find the convent by chance, since they recommended to people who we asked better visit the monastery of la Cartuja, but since we were there, we entered. AND IT WAS A GREAT IDEA. Admission costs €4 per person and it is a pity that there is an audio guide or nothing, which may explain a bit the convent. The rooms are very simple, just decorated with a picture. What is truly surprising is the temple, painted from top to bottom with fresh, beautifully detailed. That sense of sobriety, of darkness, of peace... It is indescribable. I would recommend a visit to 100%.
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