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Address: Plaza del Conde 4, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925256098
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house of painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz"

The church as a church is typical and has nothing special to see except of one true masterpiece as it is "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" of El Greco. Must visit if you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The church as a church is typical and has nothing special to see except of one true masterpiece as it is "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" of El Greco. Must visit if you are in Toledo. There is a replica of this painting in Prado museum but can not prepare you for the size and the awe of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is just a nice small church that probably would have been by-passed but for one painting by El Greco, The Burial of Count Orgaz, purportedly to be his best work. If you are an art lover then you should stop by (small entrance fee). If you are not sure or have no interest in art, you may pass it... More 

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Somehow disappointing because of big crowd in the small space where the picture of Greco is to be seen.

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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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Tokyo, Japan
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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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Surrey, UK
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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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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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