Monasterio de San Jerónimo

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Monasterio de San Jerónimo information

Granada , Spain
Address
Street Calle Rector López Argüeta 9
Prices
admission €3.50
Opening hours
10am-2.30pm & 4-7.30pm
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Lonely Planet review

One of the most stunning Catholic buildings in Granada is a little out of the centre. At the 16th-century Monasterio de San Jerónimo, where nuns still sing vespers, every surface of the church has been painted – the stained glass literally pales in comparison.

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, known as El Gran Capitán and the Catholic Monarchs’ military man, is entombed here, at the foot of the steps, and figures of him and his wife stand on either side of the enormous gilt retable, which rises eight levels. Almond cookies, baked by the nuns, are for sale at the front desk, to stop your head from spinning.