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Concierge.com's insider take:
Heading northwest from the cathedral, you can go on a good church crawl down the Calle San Jerónimo, taking in a succession of half-forgotten churches, each more sumptuous than the last. Attached to the Basílica de San Juan de Dios, built in 1759, is the still-functioning 17th-century hospital San Juan de Dios at the end of Calle San Jerónimo. There's nothing clinical about its columned and galleried cloisters planted with palm and orange trees and painted with 18th-century frescoes illustrating the miraculous life of the saint (entrance at 23 Calle San Juan de Dios). Nearby the hospital is the Monasterio de San Jerónimo, a Renaissance building founded by the Catholic Monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the nearby town of Santa Fé that was later moved to Granada (9 Rector López Argüeta).
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