Iglesia de Santo Tomé, Toledo
(3.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Take time to appreciate Iglesia de Santo Tomé and see the famous and exceptionally large painting by El Greco,“The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.” The interior decor of this church is composed of a wall-mounted pulpit and ceiling brickwork above the alter. From the outside, the architecture is stunning, with an eye-catching, dominant tower. For interesting details you won’t learn otherwise, consider hiring a tour guide. Use our Toledo holiday planner to arrange your visit to Iglesia de Santo Tomé and other attractions in Toledo.
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  • Less evil that we had the tourist bracelet, because otherwise it is not worth visit the Church... The box is cool, but see it at a distance of several meters, and if people just you can well appreciate it. Little more to see.
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  • Beautiful girl. The picture of the Greco a last. Our guide was telling us the story that described el Greco painting and we were delighted.
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  • A true work of art, certainly. Expected me something impressive, but the reality surpassed my expectations. A giant work of art in an excellent state of conservation.
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  • Church of Saint Tome: Faith, Art and Hope To tell the truth, I had no plan to visit this church. There is a small cost of 2 and half euros. What attracted me to it was the yearning to see the death of the Count of Orgaz. I paid the small amount just to see this Masterpiece. The legend says that a gentleman named Gonzalo Ruiz of Toledo around the fifteen century financially supported the renovation of the church. In gratitude the population commissioned the paint of the burial of the Count of Orgaz. El Greco, a gifted artist and member of the congregation did the work. It is a profoundly touching painting and one can see the heavens above and the deathbed of the Count. Some said among the mourners is El Greco, third from the left. Concentrated on the people in the painting. They seemed so distant and so close. The church reflects the Mudejar and gothic styles of the times. First a Mosque, it was rebuilt in the 14th century. The building contained three tall arches and columns. Though the art from el Greco seems to be the main attraction, you should walk the church and truly study the architecture. For example, the two chapels are altars full of images baroque in nature. The instrument for baptismal ceremonies is ancient, dating to the 16th century. Impressive is also the image of the Virgin Mary, made from marble. The Chapel where the count is buried is the Chapel of the Conception. And this is where another interesting fact comes about. A legend says that when the count died, two angels came St. Stephen and St. Augustine. Hope flows out of the painting and from this church hope touches the traveler’s heart! Make sure to walk through the exterior tower and walk to the second floor. There is a cross with the letters alpha and omega, symbols of the Christian God. In the vicinity of the church there are museums, such as Museum of Greco. There are also inexpensive restaurants that offered good foods. The Locum Toledo had good food and offered small free tapas with my meal. You can spend about an hour in Santo Tome and spend the day in the area – a lots to see!! – Cheers!
  • We paid 5€ for two people to see El Greco's painting, and the rest of the church was really unimpressive. Don't bother unless you get the church pass. The museum is much better & you can see so many more of his paintings!
  • Relativelly small church with one of the most famous paintings of El Greco. Also some good examples of statues of Saint Mary.
  • You can see just one painting of El Greco but it is worthful to see enoughly
  • A big and impressive place