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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sure it's an old church, but still the conditions are very poor to see one El Greco masterpiece. Yet the staff was unfriendly if not rude. If you're not a El Greco die hard fan you may skip this church and save the money for other attraction.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The main draw at this small church is the El Greco painting 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' in the front hall. The painting covers an entire wall and is a great example of the artist's work. It's worth spending some time studying the various figures and their expressions - one of whom is the artist himself who made Toledo his home. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty much an exhibit to see the gorgeous fresco by el Greco. Beware of the tour groups we were caught behind one and had to wait a decent time to have a meaningful time to appreciate the art. Again with the wristband for 9 euros you can see almost all historic sites in toledo

Thank Nhmch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You go in one door and into a single stuffy room, jam packed with people and then out the next door, took under 5 minutes. You are not allowed to take photos. I didnt enjoy it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This painting outside the church is a must see I think even if you are not an art lover as it is the original, a copy is in the Prado in Madrid. The only issue we had was that there are so many tours going that getting close enough to see it was a bit of an issue. I feel although tours are good perhaps the guides should think about other people wherever they come from!

Thank Pete626
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Our guide provided an excellent explanation of this stunning artwork. Sadly, no photos are allowed. The piece is remarkably well preserved.

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Reviewed October 1, 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.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Never had heard the story of his St Steven and St Augustine buried the church’s benefactor. Very interesting.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Entrance costs 2.80 euros but you can buy the bracelet by 9 euros, which allows you enter on another 6 monuments as Saint John of the Kings Monastery and Saint Mary synagogue. Certainly, the main "attraction" it is an original painting from El Greco, I cannot say if this worth to pay the entrance, but I understand some people feelings about because in a museum you can spent much more time for proportinally less money, but it is art... I have to say my experience has been better in other places and the tours with guides do not help to apreciate the painting if you go alone. Aditionally, some people says you can see the painting when the church is open without pay an entrance.
It is a shame you cannot take photos from this masterpiece.

Thank V4934POangelm
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The only reason to visit Santo Tome is to see the original painting of the Burial of Count Orgaz, one of El Greco's crowning achievements. Photos are not allowed.

Thank Keith P
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