Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada, Toledo
We only have five in Spain, one of them is in Prado Museum, Madrid, another one in the Monastery of Montserrat, Barcelona, and the two others iin Madrid (Thyssen Bornemisza and Palacio Real). This one is inside the Sacristia, in the Cathedral Primada, Toledo. It is called San Juan Bautista con el cordero.
In fact there are only about 50 Caravaggio paintings in the world, so we in Spain are fortunate. I saw another one in Museo del Patriarca, in Valencia, but some experts say that it is not an original.
The history of this impressive cathedral dates back to 1227. There is so much to talk about in each section of this cathedral so I skip the details which can be read in the website. I will focus more on the ambiance of the cathedral which is not easy to get in every cathedral I visited. The silence was well maintained inside and the chapels were artistically decorated. The feeling of peace filled the whole cathedral. The sections of the cathedral are the Main Chapel, Choir, Sacristy, Chapel of New Monarchs, Chapel of Saint James, Chapel of Saint Ildephonsus, Chapter Chamber, El Transparente, Mozarabic Chapel, Treasury, The Descent Chapel, Cloister and Chapel of Saint Blaise. The entrance fee is 8 Euro per person. If you visit Toledo, you must visit the jewel too.
Built in the 13th century, the Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada, is 700 years old. The style is High Gothic.
It has 5 naves, intended to cover the sacred portions of the Mosque that preceded it on this spot.
It contains great wealth in beautiful icons, religious objects and art.
The museum of period ceremonial clothing and the cloisters are worth a visit as well.
It is considered one of the most remarkable churches in Christendom.
If you visit on Sunday you may attend the mass and view the pomp and ceremony.
One of the most remarkable churches in Christendom can be found in Toledo, Spain.
Toledo was the capitol of Spain until the 1500's and has an enormous range of churches as well as a Mosque and a Synagogue. The Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada has an impressive array of art works and also contains a museum of just some of the various garbs used in services through time. The cloisters of the cathedral are also well worth a visit.
Suggest you visit late Sunday and take in a mass and view the pomp and ceremony.
Web site shown below gives a comprehensive description of the building and cloisters as well as other great information.
Admittance 6 Euro per person and no seniors card discount.
One of Europe's most important and beautiful cathedrals. There is a spot within where there is an angel carved out of the stone and the sunlight comes in the church at this very place. Its completely breathtaking how much energy and creativity was used putting this cathedral together.
Its about 500 pesetas for the entry fee (approx 3 euros).