Toledo on Easter Sunday

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Our room in Hotel El Greco in Toledo
Toledo was the first place we stayed when we started our trip in Spain! It was good to be back again, and we even felt familiar and knew our way around. Our hotel was in the old town of Toledo, (last time it was out of the town across the river) so we could have a different experience. The hotel had parking, which was great, because there was very little parking otherwise in the old town. However, while we were checking in, I did not park the car in a way to prevent others from blocking us in, so when we had to move the car into the parking garage, I had a tough time maneuvering the car to get out of the tight squeeze, somebody else had parked his car behind us, leaving us very little room to get out! But, I did manage after a few minutes, stick shift, tight spot, trying not to hit the other car.
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After we put our stuff in the room, Kevin discovered that he had forgotten our cheese and ham goodies from Cordoba! Sigh!
We went out to the Santo Tome, a small chapel right around the corner from our hotel. It holds one of El Greco's most beloved paintings "The burial of the count of Orgaz" The painting was meant for this chapel, and was placed here by El Greco 400 years ago! The painting depicts the burial of a Count Don Gonzalo Ruiz at this chapel 250 years before El Greco was commissioned to paint it. It was placed over the count's tomb! El Greco himself was painted in the painting, as well his young son, along with the distinguished citizens of Toledo who were at the burial. Heaven painted above with Christ, Mary and the Saints. Anyway, it was a great painting, and we were glad to be able to see it, although no photo was allowed.
Our room in Hotel El Greco in Toledo

For dinner, we chose a local place which turned out to be only so-so (hmm, both times in old town Toledo we didn't end up at a memorable restaurants). Easter Sunday night at Toledo was very quiet, it seemed most tourists have left town, and there weren't that many restaurants open or people around. We walked around down towards the river, and looked at the Gothic exterior of the San Juan de los Reyes Monasterio, which had hundreds of shackles from the Christians from Granada (shackled by the Moors during the Moorish period). The town was really quiet, and we went back to our hotel before midnight.
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Our room in Hotel El Greco in Tole…
Our room in Hotel El Greco in Tol…
bathroom
bathroom
Our room in Hotel El Greco in Tole…
Our room in Hotel El Greco in Tol…
Santo Tome, a small chapel holding…
Santo Tome, a small chapel holdin…
Painting above the altar at the Sa…
Painting above the altar at the S…
sweets in the shape of brothers in…
sweets in the shape of brothers i…
nun baked goods in a different sen…
nun baked goods in a different se…
goodies in a store window
goodies in a store window
local dinner, inexpensive, and onl…
local dinner, inexpensive, and on…
dinner, not so good
dinner, not so good
spire of the Cathedral in Toledo
spire of the Cathedral in Toledo
view of the bridge
view of the bridge
a different kind of smart car on t…
a different kind of smart car on …
San Juan de los Reyes, in the Goth…
San Juan de los Reyes, in the Got…
When the Christians were freed in …
When the Christians were freed in…
San Juan de los Reyes Moonasterio
San Juan de los Reyes Moonasterio
Toledo Hotels & Accommodations review
The El Greco Hotel is a nice hotel at the western end of Toledo, the rooms were modern and clean, and it has a parking garage (you have to pay for the… read entire review
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