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Monastero di San Geronimo

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Address: Calle Rector Lopez Argueta 9, 18001 Granada, Spain
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I wish I could just sit in the courtyard

This evidently a place run by Nuns, they sell some sweet biscuits or hard cakes pretty good but sweet. The main part has a wow altar and ceiling which I could see clearly so I... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Robert H
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Checked another monastery to see if I was missing anything. Not really. Didn't see any nuns, let alone any nuns selling anything. Admission now 4 euros but free with Granada card. It's a monastery with lots of ornate paintings and an altar. Very peaceful but not compelling visiting in my book.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visiting a monastery doesn't usually feature highly on a list of must sees but if you have several days in Granada make sure it's on your list. Entrance fee is a modest 3.5 Euros and you can easily spend a couple of hours soaking up the peace of the cloisters or the wonders of the ornate sacristy. Make sure you... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

This evidently a place run by Nuns, they sell some sweet biscuits or hard cakes pretty good but sweet. The main part has a wow altar and ceiling which I could see clearly so I took a picture to study later.

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Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Based on the number of reports the Monastery of St. Jerome is not visited by many tourists -this is a shame as it is a truly beautiful church & cloisters. It is only a short walk from the Cathedral and well worth the effort. A wonderful high altar with all the walls of the church painted -the high windows give... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This cloister is definitely worth visiting. The various chapels are impressive as are the courtyards. Several of the chapels have beautifully painted ceilings. We found the marble plaques marking the burials of monks dating back to the early 17th century interesting. The day of our visit was extremely hot, so we especially enjoyed the quiet cool spaces of the monastery.

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Fryazino, Russia
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

The monastery is non far from the Cathedral and give you an idea of the great Spanish Baroque. Don't be scared of the rigorous walls and enter! The interiors of the church and the quiet cloister are worth of your time and attention. The entrance fee is a part of Bono Turistico Card.

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Thank Анна К
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Try to catch a concert in the elaborate Baroque chapel. and take time to admire the columns which each present one of the archangels.

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Thank Ellen I
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Monastery founded by "Catholic Monarchs" during the siege of Granada. Beautiful cloisters and a wonderful golden wood altar. If you are lucky you can hear the songs of cloistered nuns. The Gran Capitán ("Great Captain") Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba, the conqueror of the city, is buried in the church

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

A lovely way to start or end a visit to Granada. Can be found behind the cathedral, about 1 km away, in the direction of the railway station, where we were headed. You pay around 4 Euros, at the entrance, where, on leaving, you can purchase lovely biscuits made by the remaining eleven nuns still resident. The central courtyard is... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Looking at some of the grave stones of the dead monks and looking at the gold decorations in the church I could only think that this was probably one of the centers of the Inquisition. However, as I said above, I am prejudiced. The courtyard is quite peaceful at times.

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