Los Jerónimos Monastery is a monumental complex built in 1702-1738 . The building was created on the site of a former monastery (San Pedro de la Ñora) erected in La Ñora in 1578 by Mr. Alonso Vozmediano de Arróniz.
The monastery was located in an area commonly flooded by the Segura River, which is why the decision to protect it was made by taking it to a better place: a hillock in the Guadalupe district overlooking Murcia's orchard. The new monastery was built by the architect and friar Fray Antonio de San José and inaugurated by the bishop Tomas José Ruiz de Montes on February 1, 1738.
The many presents and donations received by the friars have contributed to the economic and artistic wealth of the convent. The church and monastery has a Latin cross floor plan, a exposed brick facade, a door with semicircular arches and two slender towers decorated with blue-tiled domes typical of the Murcian Baroque style. The temple has a polygonal dome with pillars in the corners and a rather large structure giving a magnificent light and shade effect. The inside is totally Baroque.References:
First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.
In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.
In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.