Monastery of Saint Dominic of Silos

Toledo, Spain

The Monastery of Saint Dominic of Silos (the Old) (Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos el Antiguo) is a Cistercian monastery in Toledo. It was first founded in the 6th century and rebuilt in 1085 by Pedro Alcocer during the reign of Alfonso VI of Leon and Castille.

It underwent major rebuilding work in the second half of the 16th century, in which the mudéjar church was demolished. The new building was begun by Nicolás de Vergara and completed by the royal architect Juan de Herrera, as well as being provided with a new altarpiece by El Greco.



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Founded: 1085
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Jone Uchôa (15 months ago)
O sobrenome chegou ao Brasil na imigração espanhola no nosso país e também na disputa territorial quando o Brasil ainda era uma colônia. O significado do sobrenome Uchôa é: "Ser lobo".
Jose Martinez de la Casa (17 months ago)
Monasterio fundado por el Rey Alfonso VI, bajo la regla de San Benito. Hay documentos Mozárabes que le citan en 1159. En él se encuentra el enterramiento de Dominico Theotocopuli "El Greco" El precio de la entrada para ver el Monasterio es asequible, y a la salida te puedes llevar unos dulces de mazapán
Guillermo Cobo (17 months ago)
Una de las visitas más interesantes de Toledo. Merece la pena tan solo por ver los cuadros de El Greco que alberga en su interior (aunque no todos son originales y hay algunas copias antiguas). Además en la iglesia está también enterrado el pintor. Muy recomendable.
Raeven Goncalves (2 years ago)
This was really humbling. The architecture of the ancient world is truly awe inspiring. I took my whole family there. The weather was great extremely hot so take water. To see the wonderful buildings that surround the bridge are a sight to see. We are making plans to return because there is just so much to see.
Irena Stev (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
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