Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé) Tours and Activities
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Toledo’s relatively humble Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé) happens to be home to one of the world’s most famous paintings: The Burial of Count Orgaz, by El Greco. The star piece was commissioned for the church’s chapel, where the count is buried, and features the burial along with St. Augustine and St. Stephen. El Greco in fact appears in his creation as well, even though the event took place over a century prior to the painting.
The church dates back to the 12th century (when it was built atop a previous mosque) but was later reconstructed in the 14th century with the funds of the aforementioned Count Orgaz, who was a generous benefactor. The building’s tower is distinguished as being one of the finest examples of Mudejar architecture in Toledo — take note of its typically Moorish horseshoe-shaped bell tower windows. Though Santo Tomé itself may not be among Toledo’s most impressive sights, it’s the famous painting and history behind it that continue to lure the masses to the church’s doors.
Santo Tomé is located in Toledo’s Jewish quarter, which sits west of the main cathedral.
Address: Plaza del Conde, 4, Toledo, Castilla La Mancha 45002, Spain
Hours: March 1 to October 15: 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m.; October 16 to February 28: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Admission: €2,50; accredited school groups: €2,20
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé)
The best way to discover Toledo. With this guided tour of 3 hours you will know the heart of this World Heritage city. Starting from the Plaza de Zocodover, walk along with the guide through the main streets of the city. At the beginning of the route the guide will give you the Monumental Bracelet that you can use later to visit the rest of the monuments. After a walk with explanatory stops, you will reach the Jewish quarter where, together with the guide, you will continue to visit 4 monumental areas of Toledo: The symbolic Monastery of San Juan De Los Reyes, the synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, the Church of Santo Tomé where is the painting of the burial of the Lord of Orgaz and a monument more than those included in the tourist bracelet (to be decided by the guide). The monuments that can be visited with the bracelet are: San Juan de los Reyes, Santo Tomé, St. Mary's Synagogue, Cristo de la Luz Mosque, Church of the Savior, Church of the Jesuits and School of Noble Maidens.
Experience Toledo, a medieval Spanish Imperial City and UNESCO World Heritage site, on an all-day trip from Madrid. Ride in a comfortable VIP Class bus with a bilingual guide and take an informative narrated tour of Toledo’s historic landmarks and notable architecture. Enjoy free time to explore at your own pace or sit back on one of the city’s terraces and savor a cold beer or a delicious lunch.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé) hours of operation?
Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé) hours of operation: March 1 to October 15: 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m.; October 16 to February 28: 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé)?
The best ways to experience Church of Santo Tomé (Iglesia de Santo Tomé) are:
- Toledo with Guide and Bracelet to Access the Monuments
- Toledo Highlights for Explorers Tour from Madrid
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