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Convento de San Jeronimo

off San Juan de Dios, Granada, Spain (Centro - Sagrario)
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Ranked #20 of 100 attractions in Granada
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Type: Religious Sites
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A serene spot with the most amazing painted interiors. Citrus trees fill the interior garden - and marmalade from them is sold at the ticket counter, plus cookies made by the nuns.

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edinburgh
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

really did not like this place it was totally spooky and dark and suffocating and filled with images of very effeminate dead dying and pathetic emasculated Jesus'. Big ginormous puppet things of St. Esperanza and piles of other stuff ready to be trooped aruong the town in Holy Week. If you like HyperCamp Idolatry Gilbert & George style then you... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Monastery of San Jeronimo was founded by the Catholic Kings in 1492, but was finished in 1565. Diego de Siloe was one of the major architects of this monastery. The cloisters are large and impressive. In the church, the main retable is impressive for its height and beauty. The retable is 5 levels high and almost reaches the ceiling.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

There are two reasons to go and visit the Jeronimo Convent. In the first place it is a lovely, serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the second place, the church of the Convent is splendid. The great attraction is the altarpiece, with its detailed sculptures and reliefs (don't forget to spend a dime on the... More

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Amazing place to go, liked this more than the Cathederal. Hard to get your mind round the painted decoration inside the church. Was quiet when we went round and this added to the experience/atmosphere, definately worth the 4 euros.

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The monastery is a little bit out of the centre, maybe 700 metres from the cathedral. it is well worth the stroll. First you enter the cloisters/courtyard with its immaculate garden of orange trees. Underneath your feet are stones marking the final resting places of some 500 monks who have gone before. it is a place of quiet and contemplation.... More

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Denver, CO
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you love churches, religious sites, etc. you might like this. For us, paying 4 euro for an uninteresting site was a waste of time and money. There is nothing here that is unique or memorable.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I could see this church from my window of my pension and decided to investigate when I had some free time from visiting with my daughter who is studying in Granada. I paid 4 Euro to get in and wandered around the beautiful court yard with all it's citrus trees and dark rooms. There are priests buried under the cobblestones,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Fantastic church in amongst the restoration work of the monastery. The dome and alter are as good as the cathederal in Granada.

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Rowlett, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Off the beaten path, we stumbled across this, and decided to go in. Very interesting and beautiful. Takes about 30 minutes to tour. Worth the time!

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