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Address: Plaza del Conde 4, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925256098
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A highlight in the center of Toledo

I believe this church is actually in the (ancient) Jewish quarter section of old Toledo, but visiting this painting is very rewarding as you can learn a lot of history in just one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The church was nothing to boast about and other than the el Greco painting it was dull and boring. There are better sites to see on Toledo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I believe this church is actually in the (ancient) Jewish quarter section of old Toledo, but visiting this painting is very rewarding as you can learn a lot of history in just one painting, Highly recommend using a guide that can give a 15 minute drill down on the painting and all its symbolism and meaning from the famous El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This powerful painting by El Greco should not be missed while in Toledo. Easily his best work, it is very evocative in its portrayal of the event and the narrative that includes the who's who in Toledo at that time. Here's a singular art that made me admire his genius. The church takes a back seat although its iconic bell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Yes the church is magnificently decorated with golden panels, splendid ancient work . But what's unforgettable is the most famous painting by El Greco. The death of the Orgaz Duke. This painting shows the exceptional ability of the master to paint in a highly tense yet relatively formal way the lower part, when the sky-paradise above is represented with immense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This church is tucked away off the main shopping street in the Jewish quarter but the tall bell tower can be easily spotted. We arrived around 5pm hoping it would be quiet and peaceful. It is a beautiful little church but the queues of coach groups nearly put us off. We are glad we bypassed the queuing parties to buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is strictly to view the "EL Entierro del Senor de Orgaz" It is wonderful but the small viewing area is jammed with people which certainly detracts from a full appreciation of the art. Worth the 2.5E though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a very small church, and most might just give it the obligatory 5-min walkthrough. The main, if not sole, draw of this church is the famous painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco. It is a masterful, detailed piece indeed, and you would certainly be spending some time studying this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No one in Toledo should miss viewing the Burial of the Count of Orgaz in Santo Tome. But be aware that there is no explanation. Study up. It is worth it to know about the painting as you are seeing it. Also beware that the location does not handle crowd movement well. Go at off times if you can.

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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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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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