Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada, Granada

(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Built of stones from the Arab gate of Elvira, the altar of Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada 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 Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada into our Granada vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Monasterio de San Jeronimo was included on our Monastery Tour with granadapicnictours. It was a peaceful place when we visited on a fairly warm day. Cool inside the stone walled courtyard. We enjoyed ...  more »
  • Impressive, painted Renaissance church until the last corner, with equal altarpiece of detailed. The cloister with orange trees also draws attention. Against, none of the information, it seems that you are doing a favor leaving enter. Advisable to go with external guide or search for information in advance; If not, does not means nothing.
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  • We went around early in morning very quiet and peaceful. Written guide very good and lots of time to take in atmosphere or sit in sunshine cakes delicious  more »
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  • You cannot tell it from the outside. It looked like a normal monastery. But when you stepped into the chapel, wow! Its can easily be the most beautiful chapel I have seen in Spain. Small, but gorgeous.
  • When u enter it does not look great but when u see the main vault u r mesmerised by the detailed paintings. Worth a quick visit. There is parking on the street as well.
  • An underrated monastery in the heart of the city. Very few visitors come here and the place is often very quiet and empty. There's a nice cloister with lemon/orange trees inside, and the rooms are pretty bare since it's a monastery. However, the church inside is absolutely breathtaking. The entrance price might seem a little steep for a small place (4€) but the church makes it worth it.
  • Resilience, not full of gold but nicely crafted
  • Looks better in the inside.