Tavera Hospital of Toledo
The St. John the Baptist Hospital, also called Tavera Hospital is one of the most beautiful and representative monuments of the Spanish Renaissance which also exhibits, in a palatial atmosphere, an extraordinary collection of paintings and furniture from el Siglo de Oro (the Golden Age) and the only hospital pharmacy preserved in its entirety from this period.
The ‘first totally classic Castile building’, was built in the sixteenth century with a dual function: as a hospital as well as a pantheon for its founder, Cardinal Juan Pardo Tavera.
The museum exhibits, plus an important collection of Flemish tapestries and furniture from the 16th and 17th centurys, a formidable gallery that houses works by El Greco, Luca Giordano, Zurbaran, Tintoretto, Pantoja de la Cruz, Carreño de Miranda, Sanchez Coello and more.
The unique richness of the Tavera Hospital is evident in its patios, in the long corridors of the old hospital, the church, sacristy and crypt, where we can enjoy the beauty of works of art like the tomb of Cardinal Tavera, a work by Alonso Berruguete or from the altarpiece of the church an iconic piece by El Greco.
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