Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Discovering Granada In Depth

The third place we visited was Monastery of San Jerónimo

Monastery of San Jerónimo is a Roman Catholic church and Hieronymite monastery in Granada, Spain. Architecturally, it is in the Renaissancestyle. The church was the first in the world consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

The monastery was originally founded by the Catholic Monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon in Santa Fe outside the city of Granada, during the siege of the latter city, the last stage of the Reconquista. 

The construction of the current buildings in Granada properly began in 1504, and the monastery relocated at that time. The principal architect and sculptor wasDiego de Siloé; others involved as architects or sculptors included Jacopo Torni (from Florence), Juan de Aragón, Juan Bautista Vázquez the Younger (Vázquez el Mozo), Pedro de Orea, andPablo de Rojas, the last three associated with the Granadan school of sculpture.

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