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Convento de San Jeronimo

Address: off San Juan de Dios, Granada, Spain (Centro - Sagrario)
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Ranked #20 of 93 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The San Jeronimo convent is most certainly worth the walk over there, the decorative art inside the convent church is out of this world... enjoyed this place more than the cathedral of Granada, it is exceptional

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am not sure it is really worth the price paid or reserving to much time/effort for this visit. The main altar hall is really impressive but most of the place is crumbling down and in urgent need of restoration. Few rooms are open for visitation, and not all are interesting. The garden is just basic. There are more great... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Do not miss this extraordinary Monastery still being used by the Augustine nuns. If you go to only one church in Spain, make it this one. This is a hidden gem that completely took my breath away. Sit in a pew and feast your eyes on the artwork, sculptures, columns and the altar. The Cathedral is a two minute visit,... More 

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Doha, Qatar
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not as popular as the main attractions in Granada, but still worth a visit. Despite some renovations at the time of our visit, was a peaceful and serene place to visit. Historically interesting and the change in use over time - from monastery to cavalry barracks to convent! Usual amazing religious artwork, statues etc. English guidebook helped make all more... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The monastery is a kind of hidden wonder. Nothing much regarding the cloister, but the church inside the complex is very beautiful. A huge decorated altar and painted walls and columns makes it more interesting than the cathedral. It closes during the Spanish ciesta.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our guidebook likened the inside of St. Jeronimo's main chapel to "an explosion in a cherub factory". It was not exaggerating. The decoration needs to be seen to be believed and takes your breath away.

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St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

What a find! We just happened to catch a glimpse of the courtyard from a bus. The low numbers of visitors when we were there suggests it does not attract generally the high numbers found at other sites: it is a little out of the way. Much, much more interesting than the rather prosaic Cathedral: give that a miss and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Although there are many churches, chapals and cathedrals to visit in Granada, This one shouldn't be missed. As did another reviewer, I preferred the monastery of San Jeronimo to the Cathedral. A courtyard of healthy citrus trees lends to stunning pics against the monastery walls. The chapel is heavily adorned with gothic and renaissance style paintings all over the walls... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This monastery is easy to overlook, but don't. It is a nice break from the crowds near the university. There are a number of small rooms off the courtyard. The main church is behind an unassuming closed door saying no flash. The carvings in the ceiling are amazing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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