Real Monasterio de San Jerónimo - Granada, ES
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 37° 10.771 W 003° 36.266
30S E 446346 N 4114958
Quick Description: Founded by the Catholic Monarchs, the Monastery of San Jerónimo is an outstanding jewel of the Renaissance
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 11/3/2020 6:55:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM13BTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

Monasterio de San Jerónimo

"Founded by the Catholic Monarchs, the Monastery of San Jerónimo is an outstanding jewel of the Renaissance.

Formed by the church and monastery, it dates back to before the Christian conquest of the city. It construction is attributed to the Catholic Monarchs.

The church features a Latin cross floor plan, boasting an elevated choir at its west end and an altar stands behind the wide staircase. Its elaborate high altar is decorated with images of saints, heroes, mythical characters, angels and historical figures. The Gran Capitán (Great Captain) is buried at the transept, next to his wife, lady María de Manrique, which is reflected in the iconography that extols his great military exploits and bravery.

The monastery features two cloisters with gardens. The first boasts predominantly Renaissance decoration. The second, now enclosed, pertaining to the Hieronymites, served as the residence of Isabella of Portugal on her honeymoon following her wedding to Emperor Charles V. The temple is the first in the world devoted to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary."

Retrieved from the city official tourism website:

Building Materials: Stone

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