San Jeronimo Monastery - One of the Best Works of Gil de SiloeSan Jeronimo Monastery in Granada is the first monastery to be built after the conquest of the city by the Christians. Here was buried the Great Captain.
The construction of the monastery of San Jeronimo began in 1496, at a place called the Almoravid, now occupied by the hospital of San Juan de Dios. All the stones used for its construction were taken by the Kings from the Arab gate of Elvira.
The first courtyard of the Monastery of San Jeronimo has thirty-six semicircular arches with shields with the initials of kings, the first Archbishop of Granada and the monk Jeronimo Hernando de Talavera. The second has short arches in the Gothic style.
The main attraction of the Monastery of San Jeronimo is the sacristy, one of the best examples of Spanish Baroque. The viewer is dazzled by the sight of the effect the light has on the ornamentation created by Luis Cabello, who produced more than a thousand carvings.
The Monastery of San Jeronimo also has one of the best works of Gil de Siloe, his beautiful altar.
Opening Hours of the MonasteryVisits from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 13:30, in the evening from 15:30 to 18:30 in winter and from 16:00 to 19:30 in summer.
Mass is on Sundays at 10:00, daily at 9:00.
Entrance Tickets to the San Jeronimo MonasteryThe entrance price to the Monastery of San Jeronimo is 4 euros. Children under 10 years: free.
Guided tours are on Sundays at 11:00. Price: 7 euros (includes entrance to the monument).
Location and How to Get to the MonasteryYou can reach Monasterio de San Jeronimo in City Bus: route 25, U2 y U3; bus stop 'Cran Capitan'.
Address: Calle Rector Lopez Argueta 9, Granada, Phone: 958 279 337.
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