Saint Jerome Monastery, Granada

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Built of stones from the Arab gate of Elvira, the altar of Saint Jerome Monastery 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. Plan to see Saint Jerome Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Granada trip builder website .
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  • Is the first Monastery founded after the Reconquista and say it was built with stones of an Arab port. Beautiful cloisters but the Church is a spectacle of decorations with its altarpiece. Here lies the great Captain. To visit.
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  • Admission charge. Can easily be reached on foot from the old town. This is the work of Diego de Siloé, Renaissance, plateresque style. The Church is of great value.
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  • Located a bit off the tourist route, but within walking distance from the Centre, the monastery offers unexpected surprises. The cloister has some interesting elements but the real gem is the Church with frescoes, decorations and a "retablo" (the altar). It is available at the price of €1 a block that acts as a guide. The Italian version is unfortunately translated badly, in some places the limit of comprehensible, for those who know Spanish recommend getting one.
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Granada is built in a valley looking up to the majestic Alhambra, and most visitors choose to stay where the view can be admired. Plaza Nueva, just down the hill from the Alhambra entry gates, constitutes the touristic center of the city. Many of the famous free-tapas bars and lively restaurants line this famous plaza, as well as a number of small hotels and apartment rentals. Found directly behind the plaza are the city's two historical old Moorish quarters, Albayzín and El Sacramonte, which are characterized by their narrow winding streets and picturesque whitewashed buildings. Here you'll find a number of charming hotels with hillside views of the Alhambra and city center.
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