Convento de Santo Domingo El Antiguo

sights / Religious

Convento de Santo Domingo El Antiguo information

Location
Toledo , Spain
Address
Plaza de Santo Domingo el Antiguo
Telephone
+34 925 22 29 30
Prices
admission €2.50
Opening hours
11am-1.30pm & 4-7pm Mon-Sat, 4-7pm Sun
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This wonderfully disheveled 11th-century monastery contains one El Greco's earliest Toledo works: The Assumption of the Virgin (1679), which fills a gold-fringed altarpiece set against white walls, helped establish his reputation in Toledo. While his masterstrokes are recognizable, there's a flatness about the piece, which was made in the days before his work truly soared. Barely visible through an iron grating is the dusty crypt containing the wooden coffin of the painter himself.