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Iglesia de Santo Tome

Plaza del Conde 4, Toledo, Spain
925/256098
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Ranked #19 of 71 attractions in Toledo
Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Seeing this wonderful work by El Greco in the location for which it was commissioned, over the tomb of Count Orgaz was simply amazing. It includes a self-portrait of the artist, a likeness and of the Cretan's son. The candles are no longer lit, due to the damage they were causing the painting, and the lighting is poor by modern... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The church of Santo Tomé in Toledo dates from the 12th century but was rebuilt in the 14th century by the Count of Orgaz. It is visited mainly to admire the most famous painting of El Greco: the Burial of the Count of Orgaz, which is on display in a special room. From our hotel in the center of Madrid... More

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Ancona, Italy
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494 attraction reviews
619 helpful votes 619 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One way of beating the crowds is to turn up before it opens (at least half an hour before, better a whole hour), so that when it finally does open you'll be the first in. There's no limit on how long you can stay inside, so you can look as long as you want, only a few yards from the... More

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lyshardy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a very small sanctuary of a large fresco painted by El Grego. Some say it is the best example of his work. It is certainly elaborate, but I'm not a big fan of this particular painter, so I could have skipped it. It is on the "Pulsera Turistica" which is a museum pass for 8 Euros that allows... More

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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215 reviews 215 reviews
122 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Greco work of art within the entrance is a highlight, especially now during the El Greco Exhibition celebrating his 400th year. For other El Greco venues, one has to reserve a time to get in and view pieces because of crowds, lack of space, etc. There should be the same thing here as the entrance is tight and the... More

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Orange, California
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61 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had heard about this church and the famous work by El Greco. It was amazing and we weren't disappointed. You can get an audio guide which seemed strange to view one piece of art but once you see the picture and listen to the audio, it all came together. We'll worth it.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was 10th in line and as soon as I approached the painting I was swarmed by the others. One group literally rushed to the rail to get as close as possible. The small area filled immediately and stayed that way, while they jouseted for a spot where they could see the work clearly. Yes - it is a master... More

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Alicante, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you want the see one of El Greco's master pieces you need to visit this church. Santo Tome's is the home of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. The only problem is that you will certainly not the only one that wants to see it. So some patience is required in order to get to the front and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not an expensive stop, the audio guide is worth it and describes the why, who and how of the painting. It is a great stop in the early morning before the trains and tour groups arrive. Or patiently move your way to the front, and stand there, listen to the audioguide and enjoy this beautiful painting.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Santo Tome's is the home of what is probably El Greco's masterpiece: The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. The mere sight of such a work of art is worth the visit.

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