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Iglesia de Santo Tome

Address: Plaza del Conde 4, Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925/256098
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Ranked #17 of 69 Attractions in Toledo
Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As soon as one walks in, El Greco's painting astounds. The church is small and beautifully decorated. It is wonderful to sit in a pew and just enjoy the atmosphere. It would be nice if in the guidebooks it had mentioned that you couldn't go into the sanctuary in shorts.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Santo Tomé ( or in English - St. Thomas the Apostle) is located in the historic center of the city of Toledo. Nothing special to see inside - three naves with covered barrel vaults, the chapel, with a mixture of Moorish and Gothic paintings.

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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having parted with our 5 euros (for two) we walked in expecting access to the church however this was firmly closed off and there were hordes of people gathering around the painting which we struggled to see, despite trying to get to the front the tourists were more interested in having there photos taken of each other in front of... More

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Pilar de la Horadada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to see the painting by El Greco which this church is famous for 'The burial of the Lord of Orgaz' and his tomb. After queuing for sometime and paying 2.50 euros it was impossible to see the painting but from the entrance as so many people were being let in at once. We left before getting anywhere near the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The El Greco picture of the funeral is amazing. No wounder it is highly rated. Also nice things inside the chapel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The church itself was closed but the lobby area was open for viewing of the El Greco. They really cram the tour groups in there and it really takes away from the experience. The painting was lovely but I have seen better El Grecos...

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped here, 2.5 euro entry fee, just to see El Greco's painting in the same church where the artist placed it 400 years ago. It was originally to the right of where it is now. As the popularity of this piece began troubling the main church, it was moved. They even created the special entryway for viewing it. There... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This church is home to The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. The painting was made specifically for this church and has not left. We saw it with a small crowd, but a large tour group arrived as we toured the church so you may have to wait to get a good look at the painting. The church itself isn't... More

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The home of a great art treasure painted by El Greco, of which there are many copies, to see this masterpiece in its original setting is stunning. It can get a bit crowded, but this is only to be expected. The remainder of the church is worthy of a visit on its own.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Visitors roll up to the church, see the portrait and leave. The church is not inspiring, and the ElGreco is the only item worth seeing. However it is a "must" while in Toledo. I advise to buy the wristband for 8 euros which takes in 6 sites, all of which I think, is more interesting than Santo Tome. The sites... More

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