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Saint Jerome Monastery, Granada

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#9 of 32 in Historic Sites in Granada
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Add Saint Jerome Monastery and other attractions to your Granada trip itinerary using our Granada vacation planner.
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  • St. Jerome Monastery is certainly worth a visit if you re in Granada. The exterior is rather plain and uninteresting but it belies all of the visual treasures that one finds inside the monastery.  more »
  • Not wanting to reveal the surprise just telling you, you must go and visit this monastery, most probably it will take you sometime to understand why but be patient.  more »
  • We went here on a combined ticket that we bought near the cathedral, which covered the cathedral, the capilla real and whatever combination you want of 3 other sites. It's a little way out of the cent...  more »

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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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