Iglesia de Santo Tome

Iglesia de Santo Tome, Toledo

Iglesia de Santo Tome
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,776 contributions
A privilege to see one of El Greco’s finest paintings
Sep 2019
Perhaps the most breathtaking moment for me during my exploration of Toledo, Spain was when I entered the St. Tome Church and initially saw El Greco’s masterpiece, El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz, also known as The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

The church itself, which dates back to the 12th Century is relatively small when compared to the numerous cathedrals I visited during my journey through Spain. This is not surprising after I learned that the church was built on the site of an old mosque. In fact, the gorgeous squared tower was the old minaret that was converted to a bell tower.

However, the main draw for the church today is to view The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. No photographs are allowed inside of the church. The standing only viewing area was packed during my visit and I imagine this is the usual crowd size. However, the room has great views from every vantage point and the visitors seem to flow in and out smoothly.

The painting itself is huge and the very vivid colors portray a death on the earthly plane and an image of heaven above. There is much to see in this painting, but not enough time in the St. Tome Church.
Written April 7, 2020
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Natale V
Worms, Germany678 contributions
The El Grego is worth it
Feb 2020 • Family
The church is nice, but nothing exceptional... but the El Greco is breathtaking!! Come close to his masterpiece and discover every detail.
Written February 24, 2020
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siouxsy
Tustin, CA1,079 contributions
El Greco
Feb 2020 • Friends
El Greco’s painting was fantastic but the church itself was ok. If you’re into El Greco, then definitely pay 3 euro for the viewing.
Written February 9, 2020
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Pat S
Dorking23 contributions
An expensive visit
Jan 2020
3 Euros to see one painting by El Greco? OK, it's remarkable, but the church compared with many in Toledo is quite ordinary and it has obviously made a fortune from the painting which is displayed without any explanation or guide in English which I could see. Go to the Santa Cruz Museum where you can see several El Greco paintings (and for nothing if you're a senior with your passport). Better still visit the wonderful Santo Domingo convent where for 2.50 Euros you can see several El Greco altarpieces AND his coffin (viewed via a mirror) The place is in poor repair but the choir area containes a rather wonderful collection of ancient manuscripts, carved gravestones, tapestries and other art-works. There were only 2 other people there when I visited (compared with c30 at Santo Tome). I spent over an hour there and c 10 minutes at Santo Tome.
Written January 20, 2020
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
No photos allowed, but historical nonetheless
Oct 2019
We stopped briefly in St. Tome Church to see the famous El Greco masterpiece the Burial of the Count of Orgaz whose crypt lies below the famous painting (no photos allowed). If you love art and history I would go. Plus the entry fee is quite modest.
Written January 19, 2020
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Martina B
Munich, Germany581 contributions
El Greco
Jan 2020 • Couples
Worthy to see if only for one painting, there is nothing else. Also, crowds of people so be prepared.
Written January 3, 2020
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teolayching
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El Greco's masterpiece is worth viewing and quite an interesting story
Dec 2019
I was with a tour group and we managed to view the art quite well i.e. the chapel was not crowded. Our tour guide had timed and planned it well. The little details about the artist and how the painting came to be, were very interesting. Toledo, the old town is quite charming.
Written January 2, 2020
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Toni
Munich, Germany610 contributions
One single painting
Dec 2019 • Family
El Greco’s masterpiece is certainly worth viewing but it is the only exhibit in a tiny room filled with tourist groups, so much that you cannot approach it.

They offer you a 10€ package with which you can visit some other 7 locations without paying extra but none of those is a main must-see attraction, so I would advise against.
Written December 30, 2019
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jono13
Lake Macquarie, Australia198 contributions
El Greco's masterpiece
Sep 2019
Crowded into a relatively small room we could see El Greco's masterpiece - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, and not much else. However is is a masterpiece. We were with a tour group but it was not crowded hen we were there. Sure there are paintings elswhere but this is worth the admission.
Written December 11, 2019
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brixtonbelle
London, UK99 contributions
El Greco masterpiece.
Nov 2019 • Couples
El Greco masterpiece - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz - in a side Chapel is magnificant.

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Written November 13, 2019
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