To the visit Toledo, in the surroundings of Madrid, you have the great opportunity to see one of the masterpieces of El Greco, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
I remind you that the artist Cretan he had his life closely linked to the city of Toledo, city where you can also visit a museum dedicated to El Greco.
The artist arrived in 1577 from Rome, and received in 1583 the commission to paint a large canvas that was to preside over the remodeled Chapel of the Lord of Orgaz.
Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo
In that painting you would reflect the miracle happened during his funeral.
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Where to see The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in Toledo
Now you can see this great painting in the Santo Tomé church, which you find southwest of Toledo, in the old quarter of the Jewry.
And precisely the great attraction that for those we visited Toledo has this painting, it makes that of Saint tome has become the parish church most visited city.
You will distinguish the Santo Tomé church for its striking Mudejar square tower, with its two levels of arches.
The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz in the church of Santo Tomé de Toledo
The Santo Tomé church It was built after the arrival of Christians in Toledo, in the twelfth century, at the time of king Alfonso VI, in the place previously occupied by a mosque.
However it was his own Gonzalo Ruiz de Toledo, Lord of Orgaz, who commissioned its reconstruction in the fourteenth century.
How to visit the church of Santo Tomé in Toledo
When you enter the church building, located in the Count's Square, to the right of the porch you find The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
I anticipate that it is an impressive scene.
In a semi-dark environment, the picture, properly lit, is located in front of the sepulcher of the Lord of Orgaz.
Entrance to the church of Santo Tomé in Toledo
On a plate you find all the information related to the famous painting and about the personality of the Lord of Orgaz.
The stage is really majestic, and I anticipate that it is worth spending some time seeing the details of this famous artistic work of El Greco.
Santo Tomé church hours
The visiting hours of the church of Santo Tomé in Toledo they are, from March 1 to October 14, every day of the week, from 10 to 18.45 hours, with the ticket office closing 20 minutes before.
During the rest of the year, the church closes at 5:45 p.m. and is closed for public visits on January 1 and December 25, and on December 24 and 31 it closes at 1 p.m.
Mudejar tower of the Santo Tomé church in Toledo
Prices tickets to see Burial of the Count of Orgaz
He price of admission (2019) is 3 euros, with reduced admission of 2.50 euros for accredited teaching groups and admission is free for children under 11 years.
Toledo Spanish Tour
Yes to visit Toledo and see The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in the Santo Tomé church you prefer to sign up for a guided visit, here you have information about the Toledo tour of the 3 cultures, during which you will also visit the Mosque of Christ of the Light and the Synagogue of Santa María de la Blanca.
Here you have all the information to subscribe to the aforementionedToledo Spanish tour.
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