Toledo on Easter Sunday
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April 4th, 2010 – by: portia
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.
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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