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Convento de San Jeronimo

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Address: off San Juan de Dios, Granada, Spain
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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This was a real gem of a building, and clearly not one which is well known. It was a joy to experience the tranquillity of this place, and to admire its beauty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ashland, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was a real gem of a building, and clearly not one which is well known. It was a joy to experience the tranquillity of this place, and to admire its beauty.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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Sao Paulo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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