Santo Tome is one of Toledo's best known churches. It is well-situated near to El Greco's house and the old ... More
Iglesia de Santo Tome
Santo Tome is one of Toledo's best known churches. It is well-situated near to El Greco's house and the old synagogues. The church dates from the twelfth century and was rebuilt in 1300. It boasts a beautiful Mudejar tower, but most of its visitors come mainly to see El Greco's most important painting, the Burial of Count Orgaz (1586-88), which is housed in a side chapel with its own separate entrance.
An outstanding El Greco, in which he painted the faces of his own friends instead of the faces of the Count, whose family commissioned the painting. The delicacy of the lace on the clothing is a feast for the eyes of any painter. The town is my favorite of all the towns I have seen all over Spain in my 4 trips there.
The church is exceptional and housing an important painting by one of my favorite painters. I visited Toledo over 30 years ago and enjoyed this church immensely. I recommend it to all who appreciate El Greco's paintings as I do.
The construction for the first church and cloisters of the Dominican Order was completed in 1578. The Altar de Los
Santos Peruanos; a magnificent neo classical Altar to The Peruvian Saints is decorated in turquoise and gold. Other highlights ...
Located in Plaza del Conde and close to Santo Tome church, this mansion was built by the first Count of
Fuensalida, Don Pedro Lopez de Ayala, in 1440. It is Mudejar (Moorish Spanish) in style and the two storey ...
The beauty of this construction is in its simple lines and the height of the Bavarian Baroque style brick towers.
The church is a neoclassical style with Creole influence. The first stone was laid in 1747 and it was ...