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Address: Plaza del Conde 4, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925256098
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Small church, big art

This is a small church which contains one of El Greco's more famous alterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, otherwise known as El Greco (The Greek) painted a mural at the Iglesia de Santo Tomas in Toledo. Though he was Greek, Toledo made him famous, and vice versa. The Burial of the Count of Orgaz celebrates the burial of Don Gonzalo Ruiz, the Count of Orgaz. According to legend, when he was buried, St. Augustine and St.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a small church which contains one of El Greco's more famous alterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you are into the classic paintings of the world, this is a must stop!! My wife and I visited Toledo Spain as a side trip from Madrid. We took a rain from Madrid, and enjoyed that trip. The train station as below the city of Toledo, and a simple (step filled) walk got us there. The entire walk took... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I loved the contemplative chapel - one of the few places that invited prayer. The El Greco "Burial of Count Orgaz" was stunning a huge draw back was the tour group after tour group talking over one another to explain the painting. That said, for art lovers a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The church is a historical church. Its architecture is simple. But there is a famous painting made by El Greco that is of great importance. It's worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Euro 2.50 will bring you to the last resting place of El Greco. Through a round glass filled hole in the floor U can glimpse the plain black casket where El Greco rests. The public areas of the building can only leave you inspired by the shear magnificence of the architectural decoration.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a small church but it's fame rests with El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz which is in the entrance area. This is a superb painting to see, combining both the natural and spiritual worlds in its wonderful evocation. The rest of the church of course can't live up to that and most people spend very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Come to see El Greco's "The Burial of Count Of Orgaz" commissioned by a parish priest to honor the Count who paid for much of the construction of this 14th century church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must during your visit in Toledo. Not only the church is beautiful but it has the best picture of el Greco, el entierro del Conde orgaz. The picture is divided in 2 horizontal parts, representing the death of this man, in the bottom, and the life after death at the top. The Greco himself is painted in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

El Greco's well-known painting "The burial of Count Orgaz" is in this church, as it was when El Greco was still alive. I did not expect El Greco's techniques combined with the composition of the painting to have such an impact - a wow experience.

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Address: Plaza del Conde 4, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925256098
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Toledo  >  Toledo

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