Toledo es El Greco, El Greco es Toledo

When I arrived in Toledo the first time, 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's famous painting: View of ToledoView of Toledo, SpainEl Greco may have died in 1614 but his memory lives on in the city. 
El Greco Logo on train in Spain There is a walking tour of the town featuring an Itinerario El GrecoA map giving an El Greco Itinerario in Toledo, SpainPoster on the ‘Iglesia de Santo Tomé’ of the El Greco works inside.Poster on Church of the El Greco works insideHis work shown in the Sacristia CatedralSignage showing the El Greco painting in the Cathedral of Toledo in Toledo, SpainEl Greco painting in the Cathedral of Toledo in Toledo, Spain‘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. An ad for El Greco in a Toledo train stop, Spain‘El caballero de la mano en el pecho’ updated. A poster showing a modern version one of El Greco's paintingsEl Greco pops up in the strangest places such as a panideria, El Greco bread in Toledo, Spaina tour bus, The El Greco bus in Toledo, Spainand ‘his’ house, which probably isn’t where he lived at all, but should be enjoyed for being an excellent re-creation of a 15th century home. Seating around the hearth in the El Greco Museo (museum) in Toledo, SpainThere are many examples of his work in the El Greco Casa/Museo. Toledo: El Greco PaintingAn El Greco painting in the Cathedral of Toledo in Toledo, Spain

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7 responses to “Toledo es El Greco, El Greco es Toledo

    • I love the way Toledo has changed and at the same time hasn’t changed. The last time I was there I found an elevator that took me straight up to the city centre. But I missed that long gorgeous walk up and next time I go I think I’ll be walking.

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