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Convento de San Jeronimo

Address: off San Juan de Dios, Granada, Spain (Centro - Sagrario)
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Ranked #19 of 90 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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
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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
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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