Saint Jerome Monastery
Saint Jerome Monastery
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Located in the small village of Tlacochahuaya, this colorful monastery is dedicated to the patron saint of hermits.
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genibre69
London, UK3,266 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
So I at first was REALLY annoyed with this place, as unlike the three other spots I went to earlier that day with a combined ticket, this place did NOT have free Wifi to download the app audioguide. Rather a locked network showed and the grouchy staff member claimed there was no Wifi password for me to use. My phone data wasn’t working which meant I wandered annoyed with NO info anywhere on what I was seeing. I was ready to give this place totally negative reviews as before you reach the STUNNING chapel, the rest of the rooms to visit are mediocre. But my god, the chapel. WOW. I bought a ticket under the multipass option: this, the cathedra and chapel, and another monastery, for €17.
Written March 24, 2022
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JJJC_Family
Virginia636 contributions
Oct 2022
Sometimes I am baffled. I looked up my reviews and sure enough we had seen this before. Only that time we were as the title of the review stated "Underwhelmed". We saw it as was either getting dark or already dark, that much I remember and we rushed through, perhaps not seeing everything as it was near closing. I did like the church, but I remeber it differently, very old with these cracked wooden painted panels, peeling murals, really decrepit, yet it was still nice. I lamented it's delapidated state. Move forward to this trip and it's like a different universe. Since it was a 5 week trip and this was near the end, things begin to blur a bit and as were tired by the time we reached the church, again near the end of the day, and we rushed to get to the church, I don't remember much of the monastery, except the church. We came in and started taking lots of pictures, as it was a very lovely church. Unfortunately, it was quickly 6PM and they started a service. So we sat down and discretely took pics and then moved to another spot to take more. After the service we took the leftovers. It really is a wonderful church. A fabulous tall altar
Written November 5, 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,113 contributions
Sep 2021
Phenomenally beautiful church within the small monastery complex. Ancillary rooms associated with the monastery are not too interesting, but the church has just outstanding features with excellent religious painting on walls, pillars, ceiling. Just fantastic, far better than the Cathedral or the real Capilla nearby.
Written October 12, 2021
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dmaccallum63
London, UK575 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We stumbled upon this rather by accident and were so glad we did. The 5 euro entry is well worth it to experience the cloistered life of a monastery. A beautiful central courtyard with lemon and Orange grove and the finale a magnificent church interior. Better than the Granada cathedral and on a par with the Royal chapel
Written March 10, 2022
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PhillyGirl34
6 contributions
Jan 2020
From the outside and the cloisters within, you would think this monastery was only plain, simple, and very earthly. Touring around the garden and the cloisters gives you a sense of simple monastic life. But then you enter the church and it is like being transported to another planet. It is totally breathtaking. Something about the contrast makes it all the more stunning. Worth a visit!
Written February 8, 2020
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Madi B
Welling, UK13 contributions
Jun 2022
Absolutely stunning! Not sure why this place isn't promoted as much as Granada cathedral, but this one is a must see! And definitely worth seeing more than Granada cathedral. The artistic detail in the ceiling and walls is exquisite. A MUST SEE! I came across this place after I got lost in Granada town centre, and I can definitely say I was happy to get lost to find this place.
Written June 20, 2022
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,302 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We’ve seen a lot of great cathedrals, churches, museums and other sites but this is one of the best we have encountered on our trip. The monastery is out of the way and has very few visitors. Too bad for them! Come here and you will not be disappointed.

We purchased the green hop-on hop-off bus, stopped at the Cathedral (stop 08) and walked up to the monastery past the University.

Located near the cathedral, the monastery is a short walk. If you have the time, find the University and go through the gardens. They are open to the public from an external gate. There are washrooms in the University next to the cafeteria. There are no washrooms at the monastery.

Inside the monastery, when you pay admission, you can also purchase several different kinds of cookies, as you might have read about from one of the other monasteries. The large bag of cookies we bought was three euros and they are delicious, although you are not allowed to eat them on the grounds. Note that the monastery closes at 1:30 PM and re-opens later in the day.

You can also purchase a descriptive guide written in several languages for only one euro. We did so.

When you enter the grounds after paying admission, you will encounter several rooms that have a lot of very old art by well-known artists. The first room is the dining hall. Check the guidebook. The orange grove inside, as well as the orange grove outside the rear of the building, are very pretty and serve as a great backdrop for photographs of yourself and family members.

The crème de la crème occurs near the end of your route when you will enter the stunning chapel. The front piece of this chapel was a model for all the other three dimensional front pieces that you will see in other churches throughout Spain. It is stunning. The guidebook explains the figures on the different levels. Notice that the supporting columns throughout are painted frescoes. In fact, the entire chapel is covered with frescoes. This is most unusual in a Spanish church.

You can go into two small rooms at the front of the chapel - one on the right, and one on the left. Have fun taking some of the most beautiful pictures of a religious site that you will ever see.

If you have not noticed so already, when you leave the chapel, take a look at the sidewalk you’re walking on. It contains the names of monks who lived here in the 1600s and 1700s. Take a few photographs for memory.

If you like this review, please give me a thumbs up. Please also feel free to read my reviews of sites to visit in Granada and other Spanish cities, as well as Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, and cities in South America, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Written June 13, 2019
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nys2109
New York City, NY65 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
For a modest amount of change, you can pick up a pamphlet that guides you from the main door to each of the rooms framing the patio. The information is useful and makes the visit purposeful, while rendering a fun scavenger-hunt sort of sense to things as you're guided to look for certain markers. Do pick up a jar of marmalade and bring it home with you, and if you can, stay (or come back later that day, as we did) for vespers.
Written January 10, 2012
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Paul D
Worthing, UK21 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We went there on a grey, overcast day.Initially the cold cloisters and stark furniture made us feel in contact with the austerity the Monks must have felt, but on entering the chapel, it was truely awe inspiring. The whole of the ceiling is decorated with images , the alter and its surroundings with gold and silver, this is truely a not well publicised gem of Grenada.
Well worth a visit
Written March 23, 2016
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EspanolGuy471
San Antonio, Tx24 contributions
Oct 2019
This a very beautiful often overlooked monastery. It is not far from the Cathedral. It is historically significant in that it is the burial place of Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba (El Gran Capitan). He was one of Spain's greatest military strategist. He negotiated the surrender of Granada and defeated the French in Naples. He was a great and loyal protector of the Reyes Catolicos.
Written November 8, 2019
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