Iglesia de Santo Tome

Iglesia de Santo Tome, Toledo

Iglesia de Santo Tome
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Richard W
Penn Valley, CA713 contributions
Mar 2022
At this point we had seen hundreds of churches, cathedrals, Moorish and Jewish sites so architecturally this church does not stand out. HOWEVER, the art inside does!! The work of El Greco hangs here. This is not a museum with thousands of people moving through. It is small, much more intimate and the perfect place to view, admire and study a masterpiece by El Greco. Highly recommended visit.
Written April 25, 2022
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Pat S
Dorking23 contributions
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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Malgorzata
11,021 contributions
Jun 2021
One of the most famous and important paintings by the painter El Greco is located in the Church of Santo Tome. It is the burial of Count Orgaz. The scene of the painting depicts how they are waiting in heaven for the soul of the deceased Count Orgaz, while the eminent figures of the time attend the funeral of this noble knight from Toledo, who was known for his pious works of mercy and for the honesty of a good gentleman. In the painting, El Greco portrays also himself and Cervantes. The organization of the visit was quite correct. Its interior is worth visiting if only to enjoy the painting of El Greco.
Written April 20, 2022
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,830 contributions
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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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
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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teolayching
11 contributions
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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majeo
Miami, FL2,829 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We paid small entrance fee, and went in for small prayer.
Nice decorating statues and painting.
It's worth stopping in, while walking the historical city, near the Cathedral.
Built the 12th century, as constructed on the site of an old mosque.
We parked in public garage near by.
C U AROUND
Written April 27, 2022
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mraseemvivek
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India44 contributions
Sep 2018
Toledo – an expression of Spanish History


Toledo is a beautiful, historic city atop a hill and bounded on three sides by river Tagus in Castilla La Mancha region in Spain. It has the unique distinction of being known as the “ City of three Cultures” with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim influences reflected in its history.
You can take a walking tour of the city and cover most of it in about two hours. Amongst the must see places is the Cathedral constructed in the 13th Century. Another is the Alcazar which is an impressive building located on Toledo’s highest point, now home to the Army’s museum. The Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca built in 1180 AD is widely considered as the oldest remaining synagogue in Europe.
The famous painter El Greco made Toledo his home. His famous painting, The Burial of Count of Orgaz can be seen in the Iglesia De Santo Tome.
Once you have soaked in the history of the place, spend some time in buying souvenirs like knives and swords and enjoying delectable food.
GETTING THERE
Toledo being only 70 KM from Madrid and well connected by rail and road, makes for an ideal day trip from Madrid.
Written October 1, 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,188 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Iglesia de Santo Tomé is a church in the historical old town of Toledo and founded after the reconquest by Alfonso the IV. One of the most significant attractions of the church is the painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco. This painting seems to be the only thing the vast majority of tourists want to see, which is a bit of a shame. The paint is a true masterpiece, but the interior of the church is quite pretty tool with a beautiful altarpiece showing the The Incredulity of Saint Thomas after the resurrection.

Seeing the El Greco is worth the entrance price alone, but do see the interior of the church.
Written July 19, 2019
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313CHF
Detroit, MI16 contributions
If you are any where near Toledo for any time at all, you MUST go to Iglesia de Santo Tome to see in person El Greco's masterpiece "El entierro del Conde de Orgaz" (The Burial of Count Orgaz). In the 8 days I spent in and around Madrid, I saw hundreds, if not thousands, of magnificent works of art. This was my favorite!! Rent the audio guide (I think it's just 1 euro) or better yet, read up a little on the painting before you go. This painting alone is worth the trip to Toledo!
Written March 19, 2008
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