Church of Santo Tome

The most visited parochial church in all of the city, thanks to possessing the el Greco painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, placed above the Count's tomb.

The church, founded very soon after the taking of the city by Alfonso VI, was located in a mosque, being totally rebuilt in the XIV Century by none other than the Count of Orgaz, Gonzalo Ruiz de Toledo. Almost nothing remains of that renovation, wiped away by what happened in each new age of changes of artistic tastes.

It is made up of three naves with a transept, covered by barrel vaults during the Renaissance and a polygonal apse.

Its Mudejar tower is very similar to that of the church of San Román, naturally with a square base and with two levels with spans marked by double arches, separated by a row of blind arches separated - almost uniquely in the city - by small ceramic columns by Talavera de la Reina.

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