A few pictures of the pretty interior:
Here are a few pictures of the interior, it was very dark in the church, so it was difficult to get decent pictures.
We were in luck, as the Sacristy was open for visits today. It was absolutely stunning! The main altar features a painting by El Greco “The Disrobing of Christ” It is beautiful beyond words, and my pictures certainly don’t do it any justice, but here they are:
Just outside the Sacristy and above the main altar is “El Transparente”. This is a beautiful painted dome surrounded by marble sculptures. The domes reaches to the roof of the Cathedral, and is lit by windows on all sides. It is amazing, one of the prettiest domes or chapels I’ve seen in any church.
After admiring the beautiful Transparente, we walked around to look at the main altar. It was hard to get a good look, as it was gated. The early 16th century (1508) altarpiece is carved wood covered in gold leaf and polychrome.
After a couple of hours in the church, we were definitely running on "sensory overload". It was almost 7 pm, and we'd had along and wonderful day enjoying the treasures of Toledo. We weren't quite ready to call it a day, and decided a nice glass of wine would be just the perfect ending to our day in Toledo. We sat outside at a small cafe near our hotel, relaxing and talking about how much we have enjoyed Toledo.
Cheers, and good night from Toledo: