Monastero San Jerónimo
Monastero San Jerónimo
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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Address
Neighbourhood: Centro - Sagrario
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  • Littlemuff
    Holsworthy, United Kingdom95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    Hidden away down a backstreet, we came across this 'gem' by accident. Old Monastery, with Citrus trees amongst the Cloisters. Very interesting Church. Went early evening, so only a few other visitors. Only gripe, was the unfriendly Guy on Reception, selling tickets.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • TIGGERCastellNedd
    Wales, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing alter and ceilings
    We were fortunate enough to be in Granada on 16th sept because there was a music festival on, so we went to an organ recital in the evening when entry to the monastery was free. The alter is so intricate and the ceiling and walls all decorated with different paintings. The organ is less impressive as the granada cathedral but it still sounded good (it is tucked away to the right of the front seats by the alter).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • VanessaCacciaguerra
    Dublin, Ireland140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hidden Jewel with Room for Improvement
    The Saint Jerome Monastery in Granada is undoubtedly a jewel worth visiting for its quiet beauty and historical significance. However, the experience could be greatly enriched with better maintenance and the provision of more informative resources from a non-religious perspective. Despite these shortcomings, I would still recommend a visit to this monastery for those seeking to explore the remarkable parts of Granada's heritage.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Robin Lane
    Devizes, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem in Granada
    We stumbled on this place almost by accident and thank goodness we did; it is simply stupendous (and only €2 per person). Apart from the Alhambra and the Cathedral this was by far and away the best place we visited in four days in Granada. Please, please don't miss it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2024
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick visit
    This is the first religious building built after the conquest of Granada. I do find these buildings difficult as I really don't like the Islamic mindset but their buildings are fabulously airy and delicate and this monastery is very baroque, dark, gaudy and oppressive. I want to prefer it to Islamic architecture but I really can't. Most of the monastery was undecorated and surprisingly plain, even the cloisters. However one room was a real riot of colour and decorated to excess. In an era of minimal literacy the stories displayed through the statues and paintings here must have been fabulous to see. We spent about 20 minutes here.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington3,746 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stark difference between modest monastery versus its church...
    The rather stark, maybe even obscene, difference between the actual interior and decor of the monastery versus the monastery's church was vividly noticeable. While I admittedly do not purport to understand most of the reasons, I can appreciate the underlying logic and fundamentals. The stark simplicity of the humble monastery surrounds was clearly juxtaposed with the gaudy, pretentious display of wealth in its church. I am never quite sure when viewing similar attractions worldwide that openly promoting such differences is sending quite the right message. However, both the modest nature of the monastery and the one cloister open to public viewing, as well as the striking church interior were impressive in their own ways.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
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R K L
Seattle, WA3,746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The rather stark, maybe even obscene, difference between the actual interior and decor of the monastery versus the monastery's church was vividly noticeable. While I admittedly do not purport to understand most of the reasons, I can appreciate the underlying logic and fundamentals. The stark simplicity of the humble monastery surrounds was clearly juxtaposed with the gaudy, pretentious display of wealth in its church. I am never quite sure when viewing similar attractions worldwide that openly promoting such differences is sending quite the right message. However, both the modest nature of the monastery and the one cloister open to public viewing, as well as the striking church interior were impressive in their own ways.
Written 8 May 2024
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is the first religious building built after the conquest of Granada. I do find these buildings difficult as I really don't like the Islamic mindset but their buildings are fabulously airy and delicate and this monastery is very baroque, dark, gaudy and oppressive. I want to prefer it to Islamic architecture but I really can't.
Most of the monastery was undecorated and surprisingly plain, even the cloisters. However one room was a real riot of colour and decorated to excess. In an era of minimal literacy the stories displayed through the statues and paintings here must have been fabulous to see.
We spent about 20 minutes here.
Written 30 April 2024
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Robin Lane
Devizes, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We stumbled on this place almost by accident and thank goodness we did; it is simply stupendous (and only €2 per person). Apart from the Alhambra and the Cathedral this was by far and away the best place we visited in four days in Granada. Please, please don't miss it.
Written 26 April 2024
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VanessaCacciaguerra
Dublin, Ireland140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Saint Jerome Monastery in Granada is undoubtedly a jewel worth visiting for its quiet beauty and historical significance. However, the experience could be greatly enriched with better maintenance and the provision of more informative resources from a non-religious perspective. Despite these shortcomings, I would still recommend a visit to this monastery for those seeking to explore the remarkable parts of Granada's heritage.
Written 30 December 2023
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Mommoves
Cedar City, UT9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Must see! It inexpensive and near the main attractions of Granada. I’m so glad we went. I purchased online in a group ticket with the Granada Cathedral and chapel.
Written 14 November 2023
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TIGGERCastellNedd
Wales, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were fortunate enough to be in Granada on 16th sept because there was a music festival on, so we went to an organ recital in the evening when entry to the monastery was free. The alter is so intricate and the ceiling and walls all decorated with different paintings. The organ is less impressive as the granada cathedral but it still sounded good (it is tucked away to the right of the front seats by the alter).
Written 15 September 2023
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Littlemuff
Holsworthy, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Hidden away down a backstreet, we came across this 'gem' by accident.
Old Monastery, with Citrus trees amongst the Cloisters.
Very interesting Church.
Went early evening, so only a few other visitors.
Only gripe, was the unfriendly Guy on Reception, selling tickets.
Written 3 July 2023
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JonnersB
Bray on Thames, UK721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fantastic building(s). The craftmanship in this monastery is amazing and well worth visiting if you are in Grenada. There is an app you can download to access audio information as you stroll around.
Written 9 June 2023
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CathYorkshire
Yorkshire382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautiful church - arguably more interesting than the cathedral as it also includes some of the claustral buildings and it is still occupied by a community of nuns. This is a less visited site than many others in the city but can be included in a multi site ticket including the cathedral and the royal chapel. Note that the site closes at 1pm and does not reopen until 4pm.
Written 23 April 2023
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Edinburghlass
Edinburgh, UK282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Absolutely wonderful church and cloisters, well worth a visit. Clean toilets too.
Shame about the rude man on the desk!
Written 23 March 2023
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