The first time I arrived in Toledo, the bus dropped us at the road below the city and we began a long magical trudge upwards through the winding medieval streets and walls.
My thought at this time was that it was exactly like a painting by El Greco, this painting called a View of Toledo.El Greco may have died in 1614 but his memory lives on in the city.
There is a walking tour of the town featuring an Itinerario El Greco. Poster on the ‘Iglesia de Santo Tomé’ of the El Greco works inside.His work shown in the Sacristia Catedral. ‘El caballero de la mano en el pecho’ is probably not a self-portrait. But it is often used as an example of El Greco’s work whenever somebody in marketing gets an idea about tourism in the region. A very up-to-date version of ‘El caballero de la mano en el pecho’. El Greco pops up in the strangest places such as a panideria, a tour bus, and ‘his’ house, which probably isn’t his house at all, but should be enjoyed for being an excellent re-creation of a 15th century home. There are many examples of his work in the El Greco Casa/Museo.